CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation

Distinctive Features

  • This program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Information Studies, Anthropology, and Museum Studies departments at Syracuse University.
  • Abundant resources in the Central New York area for research, including the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement, the creation of the Erie Canal, a rich Native American culture, and the current home of many Asian and African refugees
  • You'll have two 150-hour internships where you'll preserve cultural resources at a library, museum, National Park or State and local agency.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Cultural Heritage Preservation at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a 15-credit graduate-level certificate that can be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as part of a graduate degree program. 

The Cultural Heritage Preservation certificate program provides you with an interdisciplinary grounding in the preservation of cultural heritage.

Focus areas include:

  • Application of digital approaches to heritage preservation
  • Basics of historic site preservation
  • Management and interpretation of cultural resources
  • Collection, preservation, and curation of archaeological artifacts, archival materials, ethnographic data, and museum collections

Available On-campus only | Full-time | Part-time 

Courses & Curriculum

Overview (15 total credits)

  • 6 credits required courses
  • 6–9 credits elective courses
  • 3–6 credit internship
  • Summation requirement

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Offered On Campus

The CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation is only available on campus in full-time or part-time formats. It is not offered in an online format.

Application Requirements

Application requirements can be found on our application checklist.

The major components of the CAS application are: the online application, academic transcripts, personal statement, resume or CV, and the $75 non-refundable application fee.


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Application Deadlines

CAS in Cultural Heritage Preservation candidates may apply year-round for enrollment starting in any term (summer, fall, and spring).

See our Admissions page for specific application deadlines.

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You can apply to the CAS in Cultural Heritage through our online application.

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Program Director
Jill Hurst-Wahl


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