Cultural Resources Management Archaeology (M.S.)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, however, individuals with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, human geography, history, historic preservation or community planning will be best prepared. Prerequisites may be required for non-anthropology undergraduates. All other majors should contact the program director for additional information.

The GRE is required of all applicants, unless you meet one of the following stipulations:

  • you possess an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • you possess a graduate degree earned in a country where English is the sole official language
  • you possess a minimum of 10 cumulative years of professional experience related to the discipline

Upon application be prepared to upload a resume that provides detailed information on archaeological field and lab experience and list any authored CRM project reports. (Prior professional experience is not required for admission.)

Applicants that lack adequate field and/or lab experience will be required to take the a field school and/or lab methods courses.

Distance learning applicants will also need to provide: 

  • Written confirmation from their employer that they will be able to take time from work to attend our classes through an online video link at the times they are scheduled (Central Standard Time). 
  • Written confirmation that they are able to work with a local co-mentor who will provide some measure of professional oversight for any thesis research (as appropriate). 

Graduate certificate requirements

The 18-credit graduate certificate is designed for cultural resource management professionals working in the field who need technical training or continuing education or individuals seeking graduate education in order to teach anthropology at the community college level. These applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Intent

Distance student applicants also need to submit proof of permission from their employer to attend synchronous classes through an online video link when they are scheduled on campus in the Central Time Zone. 

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