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UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Sciences - Archaeology Concentration, (MS)

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MS Degree Program

Program objectives are: (1) ability to solve advanced Earth Science problems involving observations and measurements in the field and the laboratory; (2) attainment of advanced knowledge of Earth Science concepts and their application in one or more subdisciplines; and (3) preparation for professional employment or for entering a doctoral program in an Earth Science or a related field.

Program Requirements

A student may be required to make up deficiencies as determined by the student’s advisory committee

Completion of at least 3 semester hours of graduate seminar coursework


Completion and successful defense of a thesis (ESCI 7996 ): at least 6 semester hours. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

At least 22 hours of coursework at or above the 7000-level (including thesis), as well as the preparation of an acceptable written thesis proposal and oral presentation of thesis proposal.

Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination

Archaeology Concentration:

  1. Completion of 12 semester hours of archeology graduate coursework. It is recommended that these 12 hours include courses in archaeological theory, methods, and fieldwork.
  2. Completion of elective graduate coursework, in consultation with the student’s advisory committee, to obtain a minimum total of 32 semester hours.

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