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JD/MA in Preservation Studies

JD/MA in Preservation Studies

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    110
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 48 months
This interdisciplinary program involving both the School of Law (LAW) and the American & New England Studies Program in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) allows a student to graduate in seven semesters with both a law degree (Juris Doctor) and a master’s degree in Preservation Studies. Normally, three semesters (rather than one additional) would be required to complete the MA. Program Requirements To earn the JD/MA, law students take law and preservation courses during the second and third years in law school and four additional preservation courses after completing the JD. Students may complete these additional four courses in one additional semester, for a total of seven semesters, but they may also attend GRS on a part-time basis. Students must take two LAW courses: JD 855 Land Use or JD 914 Real Estate Finance and Tax JD 891 Seminar in Historic Preservation (usually offered every other year) Suggested relevant law courses include: JD 801 Administrative Law JD 833 Environmental Law JD 855 Land Use JD 889 Introduction to Federal Income Taxation JD 961 Housing Law Other requirements for the MA include: Required Preservation Studies courses: CAS AM 546 Places of Memory GRS AM 759 Financing Historic Preservation Development GRS AM 754 Planning and Preservation One course in architectural history A final preservation project, which may be a master’s thesis, a master’s project, or a group project in AM 755 Preservation Planning Colloquium Three preservation electives, from those listed in the GRS Bulletin and the American & New England Studies Program website (such as: AM 750 Neighborhood Conservation; AM 780 Problems in Historic Preservation; AM 901/902 Directed Study; or courses in Archaeology, Art History, or Urban Affairs in Metropolitan College) A three-month paid Preservation Studies Internship taken in the summer after the second year of law school. Internships have been arranged in prior years with organizations such as Historic New England and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as with agencies and firms with an interest in historic preservation.

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