The MPS program enjoys close and cordial relations with historic preservation organizations and government agencies in the Louisiana region, including the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, the New Orleans Historic Districts, Landmarks Commission, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana Landmarks Society, Save Our Cemeteries, and the U.S. National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, as well as local and regional museums and preservation advocacy groups. MPS graduates hold positions in most all of these organizations, where students in the program often intern as well. Others may intern or gain employment in architectural, planning or heritage conservation consultancy firms. Such exposure to professional practice gives a competitive advantage to MPS students upon graduation. The interdisciplinary approach offered by the Master of Preservation Studies program prepares graduates for participation in all facets of the architectural preservation profession.