Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
Master On Campus

Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation

24 months
1706 USD/credit 56298 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 56298 USD/year
768 USD/credit 25344 USD/year
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The University of Maryland’s Dual degree Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation is a holistic, comprehensive primer for a professional career in the research, understanding and preservation of cultural resources and heritage. 


Despite many overlapping themes, applied anthropology and historic preservation are very specific in their scope. Yet, as issues related to global heritage grow more complex, there is an increased demand for professionals who can transcend the multiple aspects of preservation and heritage. The new degree program positions students interested in pursuing a career in cultural heritage with a unique and competitive advantage; a comprehensive insight into both tangible heritage, such as architecture, artifacts and natural forms; and the intangible resources of society and culture. The experiential foundation offered by the two programs—including regional and international field studies, excavations and the use of LiDAR technology—offers the practical knowledge needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive and changing global market.

About the program

The Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation dual degree from University of Maryland takes full advantage of the diverse coursework offered at the University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Department of Anthropology, bringing together expertise in archaeology, vernacular architecture, ethnography, cultural resource management, heritage studies and social/cultural anthropology. The establishment of the dual degree forwards the University’s mission of continued educational development that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, and addresses its commitment to reducing student debt through more affordable degree options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Anthropology
  • Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology
  • Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology
  • Advanced Developments in Archaeology
  • Ecological Anthropology
  • Theories of the Past and Accomplishments of Archaeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: 
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    56298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
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