History AB/Historic Preservation MHP

The History A.B./Historic Preservation M.H.P Double Dawg program prepares students to be leaders in the fields of historic preservation and public history, as well as providing a pathway into PhD programs in humanities fields. 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 History A.B./ Historic Preservation M.H.P pathway during the fall semester of the third year. Admittance to the pathway requires a 3.3 overall GPA and 3.3 in all HIST or HIPR courses. Admission to the pathway requires the successful completion of at least one HIPR and one HIST course and requires a letter of intent, a transcript, and one letter of recommendation from either HIST or HIPR faculty.


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

Up to twelve (12) credit hours of the following graduate-level courses may count toward undergraduate degree requirements:
EDES 6560: History of the Built Environment II: Architecture
LAND 6620: Evolution of American Architecture
HIPR 6160: Public History and Technology
HIST 6025: Material Culture
HIST 6027: American Museums
HIST 6026: Introduction to Public History

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


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. All admissions requirements to the MHP program are also required for admission to the graduate portion of the History/Historic Preservation Double Dawg program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Scott Nesbit
  • Email: snesbit@uga.edu
  • Phone: 23996
  • Address: 106 Denmark Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Laurie Kane
  • Email: history@uga.edu
  • Phone: 22298
  • Address: 211 LeConte Hall

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Scott Nesbit
  • Email: snesbit@uga.edu
  • Phone: 23996
  • Address: 106 Denmark Hall