• M.A. in Anthropology

    Program Benefits

    Students in the MA in Anthropology program gain access to extensive fieldwork opportunities, particularly in the archaeology of the Middle Atlantic region. These opportunities come with the benefit of studying regional archaeology with well-known faculty. Personalized mentoring and hands on experiences give Monmouth students a significant professional advantage as they build their anthropological resumes.

    PROGRAM ADVANTAGES

    • Classes are offered in hybrid and online formats, as well as on weekends
    • Excel academically in small classes that provide individual attention
    • Learn and apply anthropological and archaeological theory in the classroom and apply methods in the field
    • Study with nationally recognized faculty whose research focuses on Latin American cultural anthropology and Northeastern historical archaeology
    • Gain real-world skills and work experience, locally and nationally
    • Become prepared for continued graduate education in anthropology at the PhD level

    "Monmouth University's MA program in Anthropology is an excellent place to develop your skills as an archaeologist or anthropologist. The program combines fieldwork opportunities with an excellent theoretical grounding. Great things are happening in Monmouth's MA program."

    —RICHARD VEIT, PhD
    Program Director

    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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    University anthropologists employ the latest tools in their study, including the application of geographic information systems to anthropological and archaeological research topics. Students at Monmouth benefit from faculty who are working in the field. Not only does faculty experience outside the classroom inform their teaching technique, but it provides students with experiential education opportunities as they work side by side with their mentors and with other professionals in the field. In addition to the high standard of methodological theoretical excellence, Monmouth faculty engage in topical and regional emphases.

    Monmouth's archaeologists have conducted research in North America, the Caribbean, Ireland, and New Zealand. Special interests include historical archaeological of colonial American and the archaeology of African-American life.

    Monmouth's cultural anthropologists have conducted research in the Andes and Peru. Special interests include children's development, baseball and American culture, patronage networks, and displaced peoples.

    Learn about the courses you would take in this program!