Historical Archaeology

University of Massachusetts Boston

12 months
35980 USD/year
35980 USD/year
18432 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Master of Arts in Historical Archaeology at the University of Massachusetts Boston draws on anthropological archaeology and historical anthropology. 


Our program in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston thrives on using artifacts, documents, environmental data, landscapes, architecture, and oral history in its holistic anthropological studies of colonialism, imperialism, African Diaspora, past and present Indigenous peoples, globalization, urbanization, political economy, environmental change, food practices, multicultural societies of the modern world, social history of the disenfranchised, and heritage politics. 

We offer students a rich venue for engaging with these diverse research topics and data sources and frequently doing so in community-engaged and collaborative contexts. 

Career Directions

You can do many things with an anthropology degree. Our alumni apply their learning to a wide range of fields including:

  • Education, as teachers and administrators at the elementary, secondary, and college level.
  • Social service and advocacy/justice, as youth workers, health educators, nurses, international relief specialists, and supporters of Cultural Survival and similar organizations.
  • Public health, as epidemiologists whose training in human biology, the evolution of pathogens, and understanding of the health consequences of global phenomena such as war makes them uniquely qualified to study patterns of disease from biocultural perspectives.
  • Museums and heritage tourism, as employees at the Boston Museum of Science, the Colonial Williamsbu

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Public Archaeology
  • Graduate Seminar In Historical Archaeology
  • Seminar In The Prehistory Of The Americas
  • Archaeological Methods And Analysis
  • Topics In Environmental Archaeology
  • Materials In Ancient Societies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17990 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17990 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    18432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9216 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Historical Archaeology
University of Massachusetts Boston