24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Historical Archaeology from University of Massachusetts Boston is a two to three year program that prepares students interested in careers as academics, professional archaeologists, or employment in closely related anthropological/social science fields.


University of Massachusetts Boston's program in Historical Archaeology draws on anthropological archaeology, historical anthropology, and other disciplines. We offer students a rich venue for engaging with diverse research topics and data sources and frequently doing so in community-engaged and collaborative contexts. 

Our Mission

  • Give students rigorous training in archaeological methods and theory
  • Offer opportunities for research in field, laboratory, and community settings
  • Prepare students to become academics, professional archaeologists, or follow other related career paths  

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Archaeological Methods and Analysis
  • Graduate Seminar in Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology
  • Master of Arts Thesis
  • Reconstructing the African Diaspora

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We expect applicants to have a strong background in archaeology, such as a baccalaureate degree in anthropology or archaeology, and usually some fieldwork experience through university field schools or post-graduation work in cultural resource management or other contexts.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degrees in historic preservation, history, American studies, art history, classics, Egyptology, sociology, and allied fields are accepted if the applicant demonstrates sufficient background, potential, and understanding of the disciplinary approach in which they seek graduate training.
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts 
  • International students: TOEFL score of at least 90 is required 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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