24 months
26568 USD/year
26568 USD/year
11736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Heritage Management of University of Hawaii at Hilo is for students who seek careers in a multitude of governmental agencies, private-sector consulting firms, and in education, who work with the interpretation and preservation of cultural heritage.


The M.A. in Heritage Management is offered by University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Key facts:

The M.A. in Heritage Management of University of Hawaii at Hilo has five main objectives:

  • to apply anthropological concepts to guide a workforce of historic preservationists who are committed to the long-term management of Hawaiian cultural resources;
  • increase the number of individuals of local ancestry in leadership positions in heritage management;
  • provide better assistance to community planners in developing plans that are more sensitive to traditional cultural properties, human burials, sacred sites, ancient habitation sites, agricultural systems, and trails;
  • provide training to meet the professional qualifications of principal investigators as defined in Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)13-281 for conducting archaeological fieldwork and for conducting cultural impact assessments; and
  • provide training to meet the federal professional standards for archaeologists as defined in 36 CFR Part 61.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • Thesis Design, Method, Theory
    • Ethics of Heritage Management 
    • Historic Preservation Laws
    • Qualitative & Quant. Methods
    • Cultural Impact Assessments

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    36 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A completed application form and appropriate fee. The application form and fee information are available online UH Online Application Form. Application deadlines for graduate programs differ from deadlines posted for undergraduate programs.
    • One official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. These transcripts must be sent directly from the institution or submitted by the applicant in a sealed institutional envelope if accompanying the application. 
    • Official Graduate Record Examination scores or other qualifying test scores as determined by the program (check admissions requirements in each program description).
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation attesting to the academic ability or other qualifications of the applicant.
    • Statement of academic and/or long range goals.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      26568 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      26568 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11736 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5868 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Hilo

    1196 - 1823 USD /month
    Living costs

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


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