Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Master of Arts in Heritage Resources


175 Sam Sibley Drive

Natchitoches, LA 71457

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Heritage Resources

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

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 conditional admission).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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