MA in Archaeology
The MA program is designed for those who (1) are undecided about committing themselves initially to a PhD program, (2) intend ultimately to specialize in another discipline but wish to obtain a degree in archaeology as part of their overall education, or (3) wish to obtain training in certain specialized areas of study offered here. Other post-baccalaureate students would normally apply to the 16-course PhD program and earn the MA, if they wish, in the course of working toward the higher degree.
Applicants must already have earned a Bachelor of Arts or Science in a program related to archaeology. Students lacking sufficient archaeological preparation must make up the deficiency by taking courses as determined by the program’s Graduate Studies Committee, in addition to those required for the program.
Competence in at least one modern foreign language appropriate to the proposed course of study is required.
A minimum of eight semester courses is required, including GRS AR 701, 702, 705, 706, and 780, and three courses in an area of topical concentration. Students must also demonstrate command of the material covered by CAS AR 503 or take the course.
Reading proficiency in one modern foreign language, as approved by the Graduate Studies Committee, is required. Students in classical archaeology are required to include Latin or ancient Greek as well.
Two written examinations on the student’s area of topical concentration are required. In addition, the student is required to submit a thesis.