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 (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 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.