Recognized Universities

The colleges and universities listed below are recognized by ACRA as preparing students well for a career in CRM. Recognized institutions must apply for this recognition and are evaluated by a review committee upon application.

More information about each of these programs, degree types, and their areas of study is available in each description.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
Historic Preservation

Program Types:

Undergraduate
M.A. without Thesis
M.A. with Thesis

Program Website

University of Kentucky Department of Historic Preservation

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Architectural History
Historical Architecture
Historic Preservation
Public History

Program Types:

M.A. without Thesis
M.A. with Thesis
Certificate Program

Program Website

Adams State University

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)

Program Types:

M.A. with Thesis

Program Website

Binghamton University

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Historical Archaeology

Program Types:

M.A. with Thesis

Program Website

Boston Architectural College

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Architectural History
Historical Architecture
Historic Preservation
Public History

Program Types:

M.A. with Thesis

Program Website

University of Colorado Boulder

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Undergraduate with Capstone
M.A. without Thesis
Ph.D.
Certificate Program

Program Website

Simon Fraser University

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Graduate
Thesis
Graduate Certificate

Program Website

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

Undergraduate with Capstone

Program Website

Ball State University (Historic Preservation)

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Historic Preservation

Program Types:

M.A. without Thesis
Certificate Program

Program Website

Missouri State University

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Certificate Program

Program Website

Montclair State University

Program Focuses:

Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
History
Conservation/Museum Studies
Public History

Program Types:

Undergraduate

Program Website

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Ethnology/Ethnography
Historical Archaeology
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Undergraduate with Capstone

Program Website

University of West Florida

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

Undergraduate with Capstone
M.A. with Thesis

Program Website

Ball State University (Public History)

Program Focuses:

History
Public History

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Undergraduate with Capstone

Program Website

Arizona State University 

Program Focuses:

Anthropology

Program Types:

Undergraduate
M.A. with Thesis
Ph.D.

Program Website

Johns Hopkins University

Program Focuses:

Heritage Management
Historic Preservation
Conservation/Museum Studies

Program Types:

M.A. without Thesis

Program Website

University of Maryland

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management

Program Types:

M.A. with Thesis
Certificate Program

Program Website

Augustana University 

Program Focuses:

Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
Heritage Management
Pre-contact Archaeology
Anthropology

Program Types:

Undergraduate
Undergraduate with Capstone

Program Website