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Applied Archaeology

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
774 USD/credit 27864 USD/year
516 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
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The MA in Applied Archaeology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania includes 36 hours of graduate coursework. You will take a required, common core of 15 credits, plus 15 credits of electives, and six credits of thesis and/or internship.


Students in Applied Archaeology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who enter the program usually hold a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, history, geography, or a related field. 

Depending on your undergraduate coursework, you may be required to take courses as a condition of your admission to prepare for the program, especially an archaeological field school. You must also meet all the requirements of the graduate school and take the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) before admission.

As a student you will:

  • Get specialized training in technical skills such as human osteology, faunal analysis, artifact analysis, and geophysical survey, in which you use electrical resistivity, magnetometers, and ground-penetrating radar.
  • Learn subjects critical for professional archaeologists, including preservation law, ethics, business, and archaeological methods.
  • Develop the writing skills to prepare technical reports and publications for the general public.
  • Complete a thesis, which may be in the form of a cultural resource management (CRM) report or a policy study of a cultural resource issue.

Programme Structure

  • Our professors’ first priority is teaching. While they publish books and papers with leading academic presses and highly regarded journals, their focus is always on teaching their students.
  • All graduate students work with an advisor from the Anthropology Department and are provided intensive mentorship through the thesis process.
  • Every year professors take students with them to archeological sites. Past locations include the U.S., Mexico, Panama, Cambodia, Belize, and China. Grad students regularly collaborate with faculty on these projects to conduct research and present the findings at national conferences.
  • Our faculty is engaged not only in the classroom but also with the many activities that serve the university and greater community.  Learn more about our centers, institutes and projects.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There is no deadline for admission (rolling basis).
  • Howe the deadline for applications for financial aid, including graduate assistantships, is March 15.


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended, even if you didn’t earn a degree there.
  • Goal statement that describes your career and academic goals.
  • Letters of recommendation, which you can request through your admissions profile.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Indiana

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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