CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation is a 15-credit hour, graduate-level certificate designed for students currently pursuing another graduate degree or as post-baccalaureate work. The certificate is available to on-campus students only.

Recipients of the Cultural Heritage certificate are provided with an interdisciplinary grounding in the preservation of cultural heritage. This includes opportunities to focus on such areas as:

  • The application of digital approaches to heritage preservation;
  • The basics of historic site preservation;
  • The management and interpretation of cultural resources;
  • And the collection, preservation, and curation of archaeological artifacts, archival materials, ethnographic data, and museum collections.

The certificate program is intended to prepare students to work with organizations such as libraries, museums, National Parks, and State and local agencies in preserving cultural resources.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation requires the completion of 15 credits: 3 units of required courses, 6-9 units of elective courses, 3-6 units of internships.

Because students enter the program with different educational and experiential backgrounds, they will work with program advisors to determine the most appropriate ratio of coursework to internships.

For more information about our graduation rates for students who complete this CAS without also being in a masters program, the median debt of these students who completed the program, and other important information visit the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs gainful employment listings.


The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found on the Syracuse University Course Catalog.

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Some programs may have differing requirements. To view the specific requirement for this program view the CAS in Cultural Heritage Checklist. If you have reviewed the requirements and are ready to apply, click the “Apply Now” button below to complete an online application.

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For an information packet with complete admissions and curriculum information, please use our online information request form.

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