IUP’s Applied Archaeology MA program ranked in the top three registered professional archaeologist-producing schools in 2021.

The IUP Applied Archaeology MA program ranked as number three in the world for producing students who became registered professional archaeologists in 2021.

The Register of Professional Archaeologists' mission is to establish and adhere to standards and ethics that represent and adapt to the dynamic field of archaeology and to provide a resource for entities that rely on professional archaeology services. RPA holds a professional archaeologist to a set of high ethical standards that sets them apart from others involved with or interested in archaeology.

To become an RPA, a graduate must meet the US Department of Interior Qualification Standards for Archeologists. IUP’s Applied Archaeology graduate program prepares students to meet the Secretary of the Interior's Qualification Standards for Archeologists that can found in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.

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