MA in Archaeological Heritage Management
The MA in Archaeological Heritage Management provides detailed expertise in recording, management, law, and policy approaches related to heritage development, presentation, and preservation, both nationally and internationally. Training includes courses on the history of the field, ethical considerations, relevant policies and legal instruments, as well as in-depth study of specific archaeological subjects and regions. Students acquire applicable technical skills such as GIS approaches to landscape planning, geophysical technologies, web design, and digital reconstruction. Graduates will be competitive for employment in both the public and private sectors, in venues ranging from the United States Park Service, the National Trust, cultural resource management (CRM), municipal urban planning, and the tourism and hospitality fields. The program requires a practicum, internship, or other apprenticeship to provide requisite professional experience.
A minimum of eight semester courses is required, including
- GRS AR 780, and AR 910/911
- either AR 805 or AR 810
- at least one of the following courses: AR 504, 580, AR 815, AR 913/914
- and four other courses relevant to the program of study
In addition to the required eight courses, students must demonstrate a command of the skills and material covered in CAS AR 503, or take the course.
Foreign Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in one modern foreign language is required.
Two written examinations are required: one on general topics in archaeological heritage management; the other on a specific region or topic within the field. In addition, the student is required to submit a thesis, special research paper, or a cultural resources management report, as approved by the student’s advisor.
Guidelines for Internal Transfer into the MA Heritage Program
Graduate students in the Archaeology Department who wish to switch from their current program into the Archaeological Heritage Management MA Program must obtain the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.