MA in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

Posted on 11/5/2015 5:09:44 PM

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 2016 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 (, chair of the IUP Anthropology Department. Here is the Graduate Assistantship Application.

Public Archaeology

The program includes 36 hours of graduate coursework. All students will take a required common core of 18 credits, 12 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 cultural resource management (CRM), historic preservation, and heritage tourism, the most rapidly expanding segment of the tourism industry, Pennsylvania’s second largest industry.

Recent graduates from the program are employed by consulting firms and federal agencies, while others have gone on to PhD programs.