Student Testimonials

W.G. Ph.D. student in Anthropology

“After spending several years working as a professional archaeologist in cultural resource management, it became clear that in order to progress in archaeology I needed to obtain an advance degree. Or should I transition into academic research. The Yale Master’s program in Archaeological Studies was perfect, as it introduced me to the challenges of academic archaeology while also providing the training that would allow me to progress in cultural resource management with a valuable skill set that employers in today’s job market look for. I eventually choose to continue in academic archaeology.”

W.C. retired physician

“The subject is endlessly fascinating; the faculty is knowledgeable and very helpful and the entire department is relaxed and friendly”


E.L.W. 2010 (CRM professional and local heritage activist)

“The M.A. program professionalized my years of fieldwork and accumulated coursework. The highlight was engagement with accomplished professors in a challenging and collegial environment. The collaborative opportunities going forward continue to be of great value.”