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The following are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the SFU online Professional Program in Heritage Resource Management. Please direct further questions to Program Director Adam N. Rorabaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DO I NEED TO FIND MY OWN SUPERVISOR?
Unlike the admissions process for many graduate programs at SFU and elsewhere, prospective HRM Program candidates do not need to find their own SFU faculty to sponsor their application.
Master's candidates will be provisionally “matched” with a Supervisor to complement research interests and proposed thesis topic. Graduate Certificate candidates will be supervised by the HRM Program Director.
Per the relevant SFU Graduate General Regulations, HRM Master's candidates will be required to add at least one more member to their supervisory committee in consultation with their Supervisor. While the first committee member must be a faculty member, adjunct professor or research associate at SFU, Master's candidates are strongly encouraged to select the second committee member from their current or desired network of HRM professionals.
HOW ARE APPLICATIONS REVIEWS AND DECISIONS MADE?
All applications that meet essential requirements will be reviewed by the Program Director and Faculty Steering Group. Applicants with more HRM experience and stronger writing skills will have a competitive edge.
IS THE GRE OR GMAT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY IN THE PROGRAM?
No, the Heritage Resource Management Program does not require completion of the GRE or GMAT.
HOW CAN I CHECK THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?
Applicants may check the status of applications by logging in to the SFU admissions system with the User ID and Password provided through that system. Select 'View Application Status' from the Application Services page. Through the Application Services page, you can also update your personal information and review the status of required materials required prior to the evaluation of your application (e.g., transcripts, references, etc.). Information displayed in the system is updated as items are received.
WHY ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR THE HRM PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM THE TRADITIONAL SFU ARCHAEOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM?
The HRM Program encourages applications from non-traditional students, especially working professionals, and has adjusted the deadlines to provide applicants with every opportunity to consider options, prepare their applications, and solicit the supporting materials. Because of this, the application deadline is in the early summer. We also welcome applications on an ongoing basis, from October 1 onward.