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2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Historic Preservation, M.S./J.D.


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Offered with the School of Law. Full-time enrollment required.

The Joint Juris Doctor (J.D.)/Master of Science (M.S.) in Historic Preservation program is designed to provide an accelerated path to a J.D. degree and an M.S. in Historic Preservation degree through an electives credit-swapping structure that allows for 3 law courses (9 credits) to count toward the M.S. degree and 4 to 5 M.S. in HP courses (12 to 17 credits) to count toward the J.D. degree, depending on whether or not a student has a prior B.S. in Historic Preservation. Other than changes in allowable electives, which are detailed below, the existing requirements for the J.D. and M.S. programs described in the University Catalog and School of Law Catalog remain the same. Students who enter the joint-degree program with a B.S. in Historic Preservation can potentially complete the joint degree in three years (with winter/ summer coursework) and in four years otherwise.

Three-year Joint J.D./M.S. in Historic Preservation

The joint degree can be completed in three years for students matriculated into the J.D. and M.S.H.P. programs who also have a B.S. in Historic Preservation from an accredited National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) member institution, with the assumption that coursework would need to be taken in the summers and/or winters as well as the normal fall and spring semesters. The School of Law accepts 12-14 M.S.H.P. program credits towards J.D. program requirements and the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation accepts 9 J.D. program credits towards the M.S.H.P. program for a total of 101-103 combined credits instead of 122 if the degrees were pursued separately.

Four-year Joint J.D./M.S. in Historic Preservation

If a student is not entering the program with a B.S. in Historic Preservation, it is still possible to complete the joint degree in an accelerated timeframe of four years, with the assumption that coursework would need to be taken in the summers and/or winters as well as the normal fall and spring semesters. The School of Law accepts 15-17 M.S.H.P. program credits towards the J.D. program and the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation accepts 9 J.D. program credits towards the M.S.H.P. program for a total of 118-120 combined credits instead of 142 if the degrees were pursued separately.

Applying to the Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Historic Preservation Program

Each program requires a separate application. Refer to the application requirements for each individual program in the University Catalog and the School of Law Catalog. When applying for the J.D. and M.S.H.P. programs concurrently the application fee for the M.S. program will be waived (only the application fee for the J.D. program is required).

Students who are currently matriculated in the J.D. program or the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are in their first year of coursework are eligible to apply to the program in which they are not matriculated for consideration for the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program. Students who are currently matriculated in the 1-year M.S.H.P. program cannot apply to the Joint J.D./ M.S.H.P. program.

Allowed electives for credit swap between the Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Historic Preservation programs

The following courses will count toward both the J.D. and M.S. H.P. program elective requirements.

Program Requirements


Note:


Applicants applying for the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. degree must apply to an earn acceptance into the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation and the School of Law separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the Joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Submit applications sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both schools. Applications to each school normally need to be filed simultaneously, even though students will normally only be taking courses in the School of Law for the first year. (This sequence is required due to School of Law prerequisites for electives.) Students who are currently matriculated into the B.S. in Historic Preservation program in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation must notify the Dean and Program Director by the end the junior year to indicate their intent to enroll in the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program, contingent on maintaining a 2.67 average or greater.

Required Courses


School of Law Courses that Satisfy M.S.H.P. Degree Elective Requirements (choose 9 credits):


  • Law 631 - Administrative Law
  • Law 673 - Environmental Law: Natural Resources
  • Law 728 - Human Rights
  • Law 770 - International Law
  • Law 743 - Land Use Planning
  • Law 747 - Legal Drafting: Commerce Real Estate Development and Finance Law

School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation Courses that Satisfy a Portion of the J.D. Degree Elective Requirement


(12-17 credits will be applied to J.D. elective requirements depending on whether or not the student is matriculated into the 1-year or 2-year M.S.H.P. program)

Required Coursework Sequence for Various Degree Entry Points


  • Students who are not previously matriculated in the J.D. program or the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are then matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program take required first-year law courses for the J.D. program for their first year and thereafter complete another two or three years of mixed law and historic preservation coursework. The second year of students’ coursework consists entirely of historic preservation courses with subsequent years consisting of mixed historic preservation/ law coursework.
  • Students matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program who have a B.S. in Historic Preservation from an accredited NCPE member institution and are in their first year of the J.D. program take mixed historic preservation/ law courses for the next two years.
  • Students who are already matriculated in the 2-year M.S.H.P. program and are in their first year of coursework and are then subsequently matriculated into the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program spend the next year completing the first year course sequence required by the J.D. program. The final three years thereafter consists of mixed law and historic preservation coursework.

Shared Requirement for M.S. Program Thesis and J.D. Writing Project


The thesis required for the M.S. program satisfies the J.D. program’s writing requirement. The student is required to have at least one thesis reader from the School of Law faculty.

Shared Internship/Public Service Requirement


Students who complete the 140-hour internship required of the M.S.H.P. program that focuses on historic preservation and law and incorporates at least 50 hours of non-remunerated activities satisfies the internship requirement of the M.S. program and the public service requirement of the J.D. program. (Reimbursement of expenses is allowed.)

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