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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).
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND INFORMATION
HOW LONG IS THE HERITAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?
Enrolled candidates are encouraged to complete the required coursework in one year by taking two courses in the fall term and two in the spring term, after which HRM Master’s students will begin thesis preparation.
Graduate Certificate Program completion times normally range from 9 to 21 months.
Master’s Program completion times range from 11 to 23 months. Under no circumstances should prospective candidates plan to take more than 3 years to complete all Program requirements. The duration of studies depends on external workload and whether students arrive with a practical, well-focused thesis plan.
IS THERE A SPRING TERM INTAKE?
There is no spring or summer intake into the HRM Program.
CAN I TAKE ELECTIVES OUTSIDE THE PROGRAM?
The HRM Program offers four required courses only, and there are no elective options within the Program. Students wishing to take other courses through SFU may arrange to do so independently.
HRM Program candidates who require technical or analytical capacities beyond the Program curriculum may speak with the Program Director or their Senior Supervisor. All efforts will be made to support the candidate's thesis research.
WHAT RESOURCES CAN HRM STUDENTS ACCESS AT SFU?
Master’s candidates based in Vancouver or the Lower British Columbia Mainland may work with their Senior Supervisor to obtain access to SFU Archaeology labs, collections, and related facilities. Students have accessed zooarchaeology samples and have worked with the SFU Centre for Forensic Research. All candidates will have access to SFU-wide support, such as the Library's Research Commons, which supports students working with thesis templates, formatting, and workshops to facilitate thesis writing and presentation.