The MS in archaeology resource management (ARM) degree is a professional degree offered through a unique interdisciplinary, non-thesis program whose goal is to provide students with advanced training in the scientific, technical, legal, philosophical, financial, and practical basis of archaeological work in the context of archaeological resource management within a 12 month time frame.

This degree is suitable for individuals with undergraduate training in archaeology, or with equivalent experience in other subjects, seeking to enhance or complement their existing skills and knowledge. Relevant academic areas for coursework within the university are found in the Departments of Anthropology, Geography, Geology, and the Historic Preservation program in the School of Environmental Design. This is a terminal degree designed to enhance the credentials of individuals who anticipate careers in resource management. Requirements for the MS degree include appropriate progress through the program, satisfactory grades, and completion of a supervised research project resulting in a publishable-quality, professional report. Admission is limited to six-eight students per year.

Students are admitted and begin the MS program only during Fall Semester. No new admissions are permitted in the Spring Semester.

Although prospective students may complete the application process at any time, those who do so before January 1 are more likely to be accepted due to limited number of students admitted each year.

Please contact Margie Floyd,, for information. A more detailed description of the program, including course requirements, is available at the web site listed above.

Degree Awarded: MS

Degree Code: MS_ARMT

School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732


Academic Department: Anthropology

Baldwin Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1732

Graduate Coordinator: Don Nelson

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