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Certificate in Archaeology

Study the evolution of humanity by conducting anthropological research and fieldwork with Monmouth’s 18-credit Certificate in Archaeology. In this specialized certificate within the M.A. in Anthropology program, you will prepare for a career in archaeology by analyzing the physical artifacts of our past to help further our understanding of human culture. The distinctive curriculum allows you to learn directly from veteran faculty members with active professional networks as well as participate in diverse and extensive fieldwork, which may include:

  • excavating fields at Longstreet Farm in Holmdel,
  • examining ancient tools at Allaire State Park,
  • presenting your research at regional and national academic conferences,
  • designing and carrying out an archaeological fieldwork project, and more.

Over the course of four core classes and two electives, you will participate in collaborative research projects and archaeological excavations. Our faculty of highly skilled practitioners works closely with students to conduct practical training, create fresh learning experiences, and prepare students for rewarding careers after graduation.

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to pursue professional opportunities in areas such as cultural resource management, public archaeology, historic preservation, museum studies, and government agencies.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires that we disclose certain information about academic programs that do not lead to a degree (e.g., certificate programs) but that prepare a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Graduate Certificate in Archaeology program at Monmouth University is defined as a gainful employment program. You can review the required disclosures. Should you require additional information about these gainful employment disclosures, please contact the Financial Aid Office.