Degree Requirements for the M.A. in Cultural Resources Management

The coursework required for a CRM M.A. at Sonoma State totals 30 academic units and is typically completed in six to seven semesters, although faster completion is possible. This design presumes that students are enrolled full-time and not working more than part-time. We have found that working students struggle to carry full graduate loads: consequently it can take more than three years for working students to complete the program of study, inclusive of thesis research and writing. Ideally, coursework proceeds in conjunction with a student's developing interests and expertise, so that by the time s/he is ready to write a Thesis Prospectus, the courses already taken have helped focus the upcoming research project.

Course descriptions are available in the SSU online catalog. For additional information about the M.A. degree program, please view the CRM Graduate Handbook.

Required courses are:

  • ANTH 500 Proseminar: 4 units
  • HIST 472 California History I: 4 units
  • ANTH 502 Archaeology: History and Theory: 3 units
  • ANTH 503 Seminar in Cultural Resources Management: 3 units
  • ANTH 592 Practicum in National Register of Historic Places: 2 units
  • ANTH 596/597 Internships: 3 units
  • ANTH 595 Thesis Prospectus: 1 unit
  • ANTH 599A/B Thesis: 4 units
  • Supporting Courses: 6 units

Total units in the CRM degree: 30