St. Cloud State University

College of Social Sciences

Cultural Resources Management Archaeology

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Science in Cultural Resources Management Archaeology.

Format: Online

Program Description:

Having completed this degree, students will be prepared and qualified to work as professional archaeologists at the level of principal investigator or manager for federal, state, or tribal agencies, non-profit organizations, private contracting companies, or as an independent consultant. This degree will also thoroughly prepare students to continue their graduate education elsewhere at the doctoral level.

The program offers 3 tracks: Plan A, thesis at 33-42 credits; Plan B, starred paper at 33-39 credits; and Plan C, portfolio at 36-42 credits.

Graduate Assistantships

Four half-time graduate assistantships are available for each fall and spring semester. Ten-hour a week assistantships will pay $5,150 for the academic year. Additionally, GA's are eligible for a tuition waiver that covers up to and including eight graduate credits per semester for the academic year.

Length of Program

The length of the program is designed to be completed in two calendar years.  The total minimum credits required for the program range from 33 to 42 depending on a student’s prior experience with field, lab, and quantitative methods and which culminating project (A, B, C) is selected. 




International Student Requirements:

In addition to submitting an application, application fee, GRE/GMAT scores if reqquired by program, and 3 letters of recommendation, international students must also submit scores from a language admission exam and financial documentation stating that the student has $17,000 USD in support of graduate study. Qualifying language admission exams and required scores are as follows: TOEFL: 550 on the paper exam or 79 on the iBT with no subscore under 17; Michigan Placement Test: 80; IELTS: 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33-42

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 344.74 resident/538.86 non-resident USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9170 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13829 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999