The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research
and the Anthropology Department
are now accepting applications for the MA in Applied Archaeology Program for
the fall 2015 semester.
Because there is no deadline for admission, student applications are reviewed
on a rolling basis; the deadline for applications for financial aid, including
graduate assistantships, is March 15. To apply, complete the online or printed
application available at How to Apply.
For more information, contact Phillip Neusius (firstname.lastname@example.org),
chair of the IUP Anthropology Department. Here is the Graduate Assistantship Application.
The program includes 36 hours of graduate coursework. All students will take
a required common core of 15 credits, 15 credits of electives, and six credits
of thesis and/or internship.
Graduates with a master’s degree in Applied Archaeology may be employed by a
variety of public and private employers. For example, Pennsylvania and the
Mid-Atlantic region will need more trained professionals to assist in the
growth of the fields of historic preservation and heritage tourism, the most
rapidly expanding segment of the tourism industry, Pennsylvania’s second
The governor, the state legislature, and, in particular, the
General Assembly’s Center for Rural Pennsylvania have long recognized the need
to combine research on cultural and historical preservation with tourism. The
Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate have, in the past, unanimously
passed resolutions recognizing the importance of the state’s historic and
prehistoric features. Tourism has been recognized by the state as an
important—in some cases, key—economic force, and many state agencies have
stated that Pennsylvania should use historic preservation to its economic
advantage, improving the state’s economy while also promoting a sense of
regional and state pride.
Recent graduates from the program are employed by consulting firms and
Department of Anthropology