J.D./M.A. in Law and Preservation Studies
Preservation studies is both a popular movement and a specialized field. Although it may once have represented an informal, private decision by the owner of an individual building, preservation studies now involves individuals, private agencies and government departments operating in the complex areas of zoning, financing and community planning. Through a program that was the first of its kind in the country, Boston University is playing a significant role in educating preservation professionals.
In an interdisciplinary program involving both BU Law and the American and New England Studies Program of the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll complete both programs in seven semesters, instead of the nine semesters it would take if you pursued the two degrees independently.