The Cultural Resource Management Certificate Program (CRM) is housed within the Department of History in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The graduate-level fifteen-hour certificate is designed to augment nearly any graduate degree at West Virginia University, or it may be obtained independently for non-degree graduate students. We partner with other WVU units and community organizations to perform valuable service for the state and region. Our students and partners alike come from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of needs. Whether it is surveying a historic building or tracing community histories, our program is on the forefront of instruction and service in the world of Cultural Resource Management.

The program is designed to assist individuals wishing to pursue careers in historic preservation, museum management, art history, parks and recreation (including the National Park Service), design, and a variety of other related fields.

“I am thrilled with the quality of the CRM program. The flexibility of the program allowed me to take courses on-line and over the summer. Doing so gave me the opportunity to tailor much of my research and coursework to real-life cases in my hometown. I got to see first-hand how Cultural Resource Management is vital to communities based on how it impacts the local economy and the tourism industry (not to mention how it can improve the quality of life in certain areas!). I felt that the information and coursework in all of my classes was directly applicable to real cultural resource management operations in my hometown. Completing the CRM certificate also showed me the wide variety of job opportunities that are out there in the field of CRM. I strongly recommend that anyone with an interest in public history or a related field enter the CRM program.” – Graduate of the CRM Certificate Program