Our Missionat Ursuline College's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to prepare tomorrow's leaders to make sustainable and unique contributions to their world by preserving cultural memory and its lessons. At Ursuline, Historic Preservation is a commitment as well as a discipline and a profession.
Our Cornerstone For Ursuline, Historic Preservation is as much about the future as it is about the past.
explore the richness and depth of our cultural identity and experience.
mine the remnants of the past to interpret the VALUES and lessons in the cultural landscapes, innovative architecture and artifacts we create.
develop the skills to identify the most meaningful and sustainable elements of our created environment.
enVISION the path to assure that cultural heritage resources enrich quality of life.
find their VOICE to protect and enhance appreciation of our cultural legacy.
Our Keystone Ursuline's classroom extends to all of northeastern Ohio with its incredible diversity
Centuries-old Cleveland with its
ever-changing downtown and lakefront
fascinating ethnic neighborhoods
charming New England-style communities
traditional Amish culture areas
lovely, rolling, farm-dotted countryside
"Our classrooms have no walls, but our projects do!"
Ursuline's students enjoy access to resources that include
World class museums and organizations
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Orchestra with its historic home at Severance Hall
National Historic Landmarks
Lawnfield, James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Stan Hywet Hall and Garden
And scores of National Register properties
National Heritage Areas
Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canal Way
Nationally known public history and preservation institutions
Cleveland Museum of Natural History with its Green City/Blue Lake Institute
Cleveland Restoration Society
Intermuseum Conservation Association
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Western Reserve Historical Society with its Library/Archives and Hale Farm and Village Living History Museum - all Smithsonian Associates
Local specialized architectural firms
Professional conferences and symposiums, including the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Heritage Ohio, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Historic Preservation Symposium, and Ohio Academy of History.
Ursuline, where classroom theory meets real life experience. This is an interdisciplinary degree program where you'll immerse yourself, guided by mentors who take you out into the community. Courses actively involve you in Historic Preservation as you document buildings and historic sites, then work with community and government leaders to prepare plans for the preservation, redevelopment and adaptive reuse of those sites. You will then write the grant applications needed to fund those planned projects. Finally, you will document each portion of the process to provide a historic record for the community and future generations.