General Description / Special Programs
Master of Science in Cultural Resources Management Archaeology. MS based in four-field anthropology, prepares students with the theoretical, legal, and ethical background, field and lab skills, and practical experience necessary to be successful professionals or pursue doctorate. Program includes seminars in CRM (2 semesters), archaeology, and biological or cultural anthropology; courses in technical writing, regional culture history; internships, field experiences. Students will develop the experience, confidence, and credentials required to work as principal investigators or managers for federal, state, or tribal historic preservation agencies, non-profit organizations and museums, private contracting firms, or as private consultants. Under certain circumstances, a distance option (NOT an online option) is possible.
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Degrees Offered MS CRM Archaeology; BA
Highest Degree Offered MA/MS
Certificate Info Graduate certificate in CRM Archaeology (18 credits)
Certificate Field Areas
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
45 credits, incl. fieldwork in archaeology or ethnography
MA/MS Field Areas
Experience Offered
MA/ MS Requirements Thesis option: 33 credits including 6 credit internship and thesis defense; Non-thesis: 33-36 credits including 9 credit internship, comprehensive exam, culminating project defense
MA/MS Specializations Cultural Resources Management
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities 10 hour/week graduate assistantships with tuition reimbursement and stipend are available.
Program Details
Research Facilities Archaeology lab with lithic raw material comparative collection and Minnesota archaeology collections. Biological anthropology lab with human/primate evolution comparative collection, forensic anthropology/human osteology comparative collection, and faunal comparative collection. Total station and GPS mapping equipment, access to 3D Visualization Lab. Reference library with journals, books, and regional CRM gray literature reports. University archives hold a varied teaching collection. Other resources include Festival Research Collection.
Certs Offered 1
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info: Introduction to Anthropology, World prehistory; Forensic anthropology;
Application Deadlines
Feb. 15 for MS in CRM Archaeology
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: Club organizes academic and social programs for Anthropology majors and other interested students.
Anthropology Club Advisor: Rob Mann
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0