Anthropology AB/Historic Preservation MHP

The Anthropology A.B./Historic Preservation M.H.P Double Dawg program prepares students to be leaders in the fields of historic preservation and cultural resource management, as well as providing a pathway into Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities. The Master of Historic Preservation is the terminal degree in the field of historic preservation and would allow graduates access to employment options at local, state, and federal government levels, would prepare them to work in the non-profit cultural heritage sector, as well as to find employment in the construction, cultural heritage tourism, and design industries.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Anthropology A.B./ Historic Preservation M.H.P pathway during the fall semester of the third year. Admittance to the pathway requires a 3.0 in all ANTH or HIPR courses. Admission to the pathway requires a letter of intent and a transcript.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses may be used to satisfy requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degree:

ANTH 4050/6050: Rethinking Humanity (offered each fall)
ANTH 4230/6230: Archaeological Theory OR ANTH 4250/6250: Cultural Resource Management (offered alternately every spring)
EDES 6550: History of the Built Environment I: Landscape (offered each spring)
HIPR 4030/6030: Principles and Practices of Historic Preservation (offered fall and spring each year)
HIPR 6900: Thesis Preparation: An Introduction to Research Strategies
LAND 4620/6620: Evolution of American Architecture

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

If preparing for a career in Historic Preservation, Cultural Resource Management, and related fields, required ANTH undergraduate/graduate courses that count towards both degrees should include:
ANTH 4050/6050 Rethinking Humanity (offered each fall)
ANTH 4230/6230 Archaeological Theory (offered every other spring)

Strongly suggested ANTH classes for undergraduates to consider include:
ANTH 3225 Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
ANTH 4250/6250 Cultural Resource Management (offered every other spring)

Historic Preservation courses that should be taken in the fourth year will include:
LAND 4620/6620: Evolution of American Architecture (offered each fall)
EDES 4560/6560: History of the Built Environment II: Architecture (offered each spring)
HIPR 6900: Preservation Research Thesis Preparation (offered each spring)

Admission to Graduate Program

Admission to the graduate program occurs by February of the fourth year, for matriculation as an M.H.P student in fall of the fifth year. Admission in the fourth year requires the successful completion of at least one HIPR and one ANTH course. All admissions requirements to the M.H.P program are also required for admission to the graduate portion of the Anthropology/Historic Preservation Double Dawgs program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Jason Gonzalez
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706542-3992
  • Address: 105L Baldwin Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Anthropology A.B.
  • Department/College: Anthropology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jason Gonzalez
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3992
  • Address: 105L Baldwin Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Historic Preservation M.H.P.
  • Department/College: College of Environment and Design

Advising Contact

  • Name: Scott Nesbit
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3996
  • Address: 102 Denmark Hall