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Master’s Degrees in Archeology

42 Yearly Graduations
$29,000 Median Salary
$49,748 Median Debt
There are 18 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in archeology. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 17% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.1% of archeology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Archeology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 students earned their master's degree in archeology. This makes it the 264th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in archeology at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 255
Master’s Degree 42
Basic Certificate 33
Doctor’s Degree 23
Associate’s Degree 8
Graduate Certificate 3

Earnings of Archeology Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in archeology is $29,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $29,000 and the high is $29,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in archeology is $49,748. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $50,583 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $48,914.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $580.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in archeology. About 83.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 7
Women 35
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Archeology

The racial-ethnic distribution of archeology master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 32
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Archeology Master's Degree Students

There are 18 colleges that offer a master’s degree in archeology. Learn more about the most popular 18 below:

#1

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Boston tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for archeology majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degrees were handed out to archeology majors at UMass Boston. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

The archeology program at Cornell University awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their master's degree in archeology from Yale. About 80% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,570 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The archeology program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus awarded 5 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Texas A&M University - College Station is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 master's degrees were handed out to archeology majors at Texas A&M College Station.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in archeology. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to archeology majors at Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Boston University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

The archeology program at Boston University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Bryn Mawr College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,180 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,240 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to archeology majors at Bryn Mawr.

#9

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Pennsylvania is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 master's degrees were handed out to archeology majors at UPenn.

#9

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Illinois State University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,547 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

The archeology program at Illinois State University awarded 1 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for archeology majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wheaton College Illinois. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,800 per year.

The archeology program at Wheaton College Illinois awarded 1 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

The archeology program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 1 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of California - Los Angeles is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in archeology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The archeology program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 1 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to archeology that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
International Relations & Security 4,818
Economics 4,391
Political Science & Government 1,984
Sociology 1,442
Geography & Cartography 1,192

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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