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MA in Cultural Heritage Management

Our program is currently undergoing extensive curricular and administrative changes.  Because this would cause disruption to our ability to deliver program-required teaching and advising, we are not accepting any applications for the program to start in the fall of 2017.

We offer a two-year master's degree program in cultural heritage management, focused on archaeological theory and method, which can be completed with or without a thesis, is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in heritage management archaeology in non-academic settings.

Our program trains students in anthropological perspectives on the issues of heritage management—or past materials and practices that remain. This perspective ranges from the abstract understanding of how heritage is construed, valued and used, to the more concrete methods of archaeological analysis, site protection (especially in the legal framework), outreach and education to and alongside stakeholder communities and the wider public.

If you are accepted into our program, you will also gain access to a wide variety of heritage-related departments and programs that we encourage students to work with, including Architecture, Public History, Museum Studies, Landscape Architecture, Geography, the Tourism Center, the River Life program, and many more. Both on-campus and in the greater Twin Cities area, there are a tremendous number of museums, archives, history centers and sites, heritage preservation non-profits and agencies where students may gain practical experiences and professional networking opportunities.

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