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Earn your Master's Degree in Cultural Resource Management!


Dr. Orit Tamir at Chaco Canyon

Dr. Orit Tamir

NMHU presents an online/distance learning program for working cultural resource management (CRM) professionals and for those seeking CRM careers.

The online professional master’s degree in cultural resource management prepares students who already work in CRM, or who plan to do so, for full professional CRM anthropological work in tribal, state, and federal agencies, as well as in the private sector and in not-for-profit organizations. The program, with its focus on the Southwest culture area, offers courses that address the new developments, techniques, and technical literature of anthropology and related professional fields of work.

Program Cornerstones

Knowledge of Southwest cultures

Research methods

Concepts, theories, rules and procedures needed for problem solving in CRM anthropology

This program presents a unique and affordable alternative to traditional graduate programs in anthropology. It offers working adults an opportunity to pursue graduate education while continuing their employment in the CRM and related fields.

We help CRM professionals and aspiring CRM anthropologists to meet the minimum professional qualification requirements the National Park Service uses. These have been published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.

Why CRM at NMHU?
New Mexico Highlands University’s anthropology program provides students with outstanding, affordable higher education. The online professional master’s degree program in CRM offers flexibility for working adults and those aspire to work in as CRM professionals. The anthropology program has a strong focus on the Southwest culture area, as well as to teaching and preserving cultures of the past and present. Our two graduate programs, our MA in Southwest Studies – anthropology concentration and our online professional master’s degree in CRM echo our regional expertise.

We review applications on an ongoing basis – there are no deadlines. For details on the application requirements and process, please apply now.

CRM curriculum

CRM Graduate Coordinator Contact
Dr. Mario Gonzalesmjgonzales@nmhu.edu505-454-3546