M.A. - Heritage Resources
The Masters of Art in Heritage Resources at Northwestern State University serves students from diverse undergraduate and professional backgrounds. It provides a broad, working knowledge and ethical understanding of preservation needs and an appreciation for the multiple elements of heritage resources sufficient to prepare them for entry-to-mid-level professional practice. This is a hands-on two-year full-time program requiring four semesters and a summer internship. The program educates students in an environment that realistically reflects the multi-disciplinary teams that they will join in professional practice. These disciplines include: anthropology, archaeology, cultural landscapes, ethnography, historic preservation, history, and materials conservation. Professionals with federal, state and local agencies, historic preservation groups, as well as property owners and other individuals mentor students through service learning, assistantships, internships and endowed fellowships by providing practical projects and guidance. Professional partners also guest lecture in courses, facilitate public lectures and help direct final projects.
Northwestern State University is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate,
master’s and specialist’s degrees.
1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college
or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.0;
2. Application on file prior to registration;
3. Official transcripts on file prior to registration;
4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores with a
minimum of 750 on verbal plus quantitative sections;
5. Two letters of recommendation.
All graduate students must furnish official transcripts from
each college or university attended.
All students applying for entry or re-entry to graduate
study at Northwestern must be eligible to return to their former institutions to be considered for admission to Northwestern.
No credit will be granted to a student by Northwestern for work done while suspended or dismissed from any institution.
Northwestern does not award graduate credits for
portfolio-based experiential learning.
International Student Requirements:
Admission for International Students
To be admitted for graduate study, international students
must present to Northwestern State University an evaluation
of their educational credentials by a United States professional
evaluating service that has been approved by the university.
International students must also meet all requirements for
admission to the Graduate School. In addition, other
documents required are: official TOEFL (Test of English as a
Foreign Language) scores (minimum score of 500 paper and
173 computer), an official Financial Statement Certification
verifying bank funds available in U.S. dollars, an Educational
Experience by Years list, a Health Form, and Immunization
Record. All admission records must be on file at least 30 days
prior to the date of registration. International students are only
admitted on a conditional basis for the first 12 hours (see
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Remote Town
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999