• Location: Online
  • Start Term: Fall 2023 (September)
  • Applications Open: October 18, 2022
  • Applications Closed
  • Tuition



STEP 1: Plan and Prepare

Applications for Fall 2023 will open October 18, 2022.

When you start your application, you will need to enter your personal information, your academic history, and your three (3) references names, occupations, and email addresses. This process can take up to 45 minutes.

We invite applications from heritage resource management professionals with strong writing and research skills, a commitment to the HRM field, and support from employers for professional development. Applications from citizens of Indigenous and non-Western nations are especially encouraged.

We welcome inquiries about program eligibility. Please contact John Welch (welch@sfu.ca), HRM Program Director with any questions.

Step 2: Submit your online application

Application requires a fee of $90 CDN (applicants with Canadian transcripts) or $125 CDN (applicants with international transcripts), paid by credit card (Master Card or Visa). The application fee can take 3-5 days to process. 

Note: Referees should contact the Archaeology Graduate Program Assistant at archgrad@sfu.ca if they have any questions about the online reference process.

Step 3: Upload all supporting documents

Deadline: Applications closed

Please upload your supporting documents as soon as your payment is processed.

  • Resume that details all or most professional HRM field and laboratory experience and research products, including consulting reports (not to exceed 6 pages);

  • Preliminary 2-page thesis prospectus to demonstrate applicant understanding of and facility with planning and designing research. This should be submitted using the following template in an editable word document format.  You can find the template here: Yourlastname_ThesisProspectus.docx;

  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended by the applicant should be uploaded to your application. Scans or PDF downloads are acceptable options. International applicants must provide both original language transcripts and degree certificate, and certified English translations. Official transcripts will only be required if the Department decides to offer admission.;
  • International applicants may need to provide English Language Test results.


Need assistance with the application process?  Contact the Graduate Program Assistant at archgrad@sfu.ca

International Applicants

English Language Requirement

The Heritage Resource Management Program adheres to all SFU General Graduate Regulations, including the SFU policies regarding applications by students whose primary language is not English

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts will only be required if you are extended an offer of admission. They must be official documents sealed by the institution of issue and sent directly to Simon Fraser University. You may also submit sealed official transcripts that you received from your institution, as long as the seal and all official notation remains untouched and intact on the institution's original envelope. Transcripts must be in English or French, or an official translation must be supplied.

Transcripts may be sent electronically via a secure delivery service, such as Parchment, directly from official institutional email addresses (your institution of study must have such a service in place for this to be possible). SFU's email address for receipt of electronic transcripts is gradap@sfu.ca.

Please send any paper transcripts directly to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) at:

Maggie Benston Student Services Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6