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Why study archaeology at Boston University?
Since 1982 the Department of Archaeology has been the only independent department in the United States that offers both BA degrees at the undergraduate level and MA and PhD degrees at the graduate level. With a large number of faculty and graduate students working throughout the world and offering specialized programs in a diversity of topical and technical areas, our department offers an unmatched environment for constant discussion and debate of practical, methodological, and theoretical matters in archaeology.
We hope the Quick Links below and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will provide you with the information you seek. If you still have unanswered questions, we encourage you to contact the Director of Graduate Admissions with specific questions regarding the application process. In addition, we encourage all prospective graduate students to make direct contact by e-mail, postal mail, or telephone with those professors with whom they share interests and with whom they would most likely work upon entering our programs. Department visits are also encouraged.
The application deadline for this program is January 1st. Apply now
- Department of Archaeology Graduate Bulletin
Click here to learn all about our department’s graduate mission, facilities, degree programs, and courses.
- Admissions information
Follow this link to the Admissions page of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where you can read about the application process (qualifications, deadlines, addresses for submission, etc.).
- Submit an ONLINE application to one of our programs (Application Deadline: January 1)
Use the Graduate School’s web-based application for streamlining the application process.
- Financial Aid Information
Click here for important information about funding your graduate studies.
- Contact the Director of Graduate Admissions in Archaeology
Click the link above to send an e-mail to the Director of Graduate Admissions, Prof. Kathryn Bard, with specific questions about the application process and general questions about our graduate programs that the information and links on this page do not answer.
- Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Archaeology
Click the link above to send an e-mail to the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. David Carballo, for specific questions about our graduate programs that the information and links on this page do not answer.