Cultural landscapes include parks, gardens, historic sites, agricultural landscapes, ethnographic landscapes, and “protected” sites such as National Heritage Areas. They are recognized around the world as significant cultural resources and require specific theory, training, and practice for successful conservation and management.

UMass Amherst’s Certificate in Cultural Landscape Management will prepare you with the current theory and methods practiced by consultants and professionals within government agencies and non-profit organizations.

This 15-credit certificate gives you a foundation in the documentation and policy of cultural landscapes and heritage landscape management. Through electives, you’ll deepen your studies in interdisciplinary areas such as historical archaeology, preservation, community engagement, and museum and historic site interpretation.

The Cultural Landscape Management Certificate is available to UMass graduate students enrolled in a degree program in any department. The certificate is also available to non-degree students through enrollment in the University Without Walls.