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  • 30-credit program tailored to student needs with fieldwork thesis or library thesis options
  • Study with experienced and well-published faculty whose fieldwork spans five continents and diverse topics such as historic landscapes, urbanization, human-nature relations, tourism, global labor migration, and gender in America.
  • Optional 18-credit Certificate in Archaeology, which is completed within the 30-credit program.
  • Opportunity to assist on archaeological excavations at local historical sites

M.A. in Anthropology

  • 30-credit program that students can customize through courses in World, U.S., European, and Public History with our accomplished faculty.
  • Students have significant access to distinguished professors in an array of specialties through small seminar-style classes.
  • Take advantage of numerous internship opportunities, including ones with the Monmouth County Historical Association, local churches and community archives, regional organizations such as Brookdale Community College’s Change (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education), Battery Lewis, and other outlets of historical significance.

M.A. in History

Department of History and Anthropology Master’s Programs

Choose from M.A. in Anthropology, M.A. in History, or Geographic Information Systems Certificate

The comprehensive Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology is grounded in method and theory and provides students with extensive hands-on fieldwork and research opportunities. Work closely with experienced and well-published faculty while simultaneously gaining comprehensive insight and cultural understanding.
Monmouth’s M.A. in History program strongly emphasizes development of research proficiency, humanistic values, and a broad understanding of global issues. Tailor your degree to your interests and goals while working in a diverse, inclusive environment allowing you to enhance your educational experience.

Determine Your Path

  • 12-credit certificate program designed to accommodate working professionals with diverse backgrounds and knowledge
  • Learn spatial analysis, database design, and management while linking concepts to real-world application and data.
  • Opportunity to assume a specific role such as project manager, field researcher, software developer, or specialist to tackle current industry challenges

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Register for an upcoming information session or open house to learn more about the program and Graduate Studies at Monmouth University. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver for the current admission cycle.

  • Attend noteworthy regional conferences, present original research, and connect with nationally recognized experts.
  • Mastery of geospatial skills, such as GIS, a rare opportunity for anthropology graduates
  • Get hands-on archival experience at Monmouth University’s archives and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.
  • Employment opportunities in the GIS industry are expected to grow 19% nationally through 2026 (Bureau labor of Statistics).