General Description / Special Programs
BS in anthropology focuses on archaeology and on environmental anthropology. The MS/PhD Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (IHA) program offers students a broad interdisciplinary perspective, focusing upon questions at the intersection of archaeology, architectural history and material culture; heritage and memory; and environmental history. The Department serves as institutional and editorial home for the Society for Industrial Archeology and its journal, "IA". The MS/PhD program in Environmental and Energy Policy (EEP) prepares students to conduct research that helps frame and support environmental and energy policy goals, strategies, decisions, and programs.
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Tuition Info
Undergrad, in-state: $15,346/academic year; Undergrad, out-of-state: $ 33,426/academic year; Grad: $9,063/academic semester; Fees: $124/semester other fees
Degrees Offered BS Anthropology; MA and PhD Industrial Heritage and Archaeology; MS and PhD Environmental and Energy Policy
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
124 credits
MA/ MS Requirements 30 credits; thesis or sponsored research report required; defense and presentation of proposal
MA/MS Specializations Industrial heritage and archaeology; Environmental and energy policy
Phd Requirements 30 hours beyond MS: (60 hours beyond BS/BA degree); qualifying exams and dissertation proposal required to advance to candidacy.
Phd Specializations Industrial heritage and archaeology; Environmental and energy policy
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Grants Or Funding MTU graduate funding information:
Support Opportunities Graduate: Teaching and research assistantships stipends (9-month) up to $14,288 (MS) and $18,056 (PhD) plus tuition. MS Assistantships generally for 2 years. Doctoral students can expect 3 years of support before turning to external sponsors for dissertation projects. Limited teaching options available.
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeology Lab is a curation facility for two National Forests and maintains teaching and research collections. Equipment includes computers and scanners, polarized light microscopy, magnetometer, ground-penetrating radar, GPS equipment and GIS software. The Geospatial Research Core Facility, housed in the Great Lakes Research Center, provides expert support for geospatial research, a repository for short and long term archival of geospatial data from across campus units, and a facility for specialized teaching and workshops on introductory to advanced GIS and remote sensing methods.
Collections MTU archives provides business records for Michigan copper mining and iron mining companies.
Library Resources Extensive environmental science holdings for policy researchers at this technological university. MTU Library website:
Publications Editorial offices for IA: Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology.
Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Application Deadlines
On-line applications at no charge. Undergrad: to be considered for financial aid, apply by January 15. Grad applications: Submit before January 15.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0