The Program has enjoyed notable success in placing its graduates, and scholars who have completed the PhD degree currently hold faculty or curatorial appointments at (among others) Princeton University, Brown University, the University of Michigan, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the University of Richmond, the University of Massachusetts – Boston, Mount Holyoke College, and the College of the Holy Cross.
The field of classical archaeology draws on and contributes to both the humanities and the social sciences, and the Program’s requirements at both the MA and PhD levels are designed to provide students with a rigorous training that reflects this circumstance. To this end the Program draws on the rich array of resources available to the Department both on the UC Berkeley campus and further afield.
Students advancing from the MA Program may count any coursework completed in this program toward the satisfaction of any of the course requirements in the PhD Program (including courses that may satisfy the ancient language requirements and the methodology requirement) except for the required two archaeology seminars in the primary culture area and one required archaeology seminar in the secondary culture area. Students entering the PhD Program directly can petition the GA to accept equivalent courses completed at another institution towards the satisfaction of these same requirements.
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For the PhD in classical archaeology a student is required to complete the following coursework (7 courses for a total of 28 units).
- 2 seminars on the archaeology of the student’s primary culture area (8 units);
- 1 seminar on the archaeology of the student’s secondary culture area (4 units);
Four courses (at least two should be at the graduate level) on topics related to classical archaeology offered in at least two of the following programs: AHMA, Anthropology, Classics, History, History of Art, Near Eastern Studies (16 units); these courses should be selected to reflect the student’s specific area of interest, e.g., ancient art, epigraphy, archaeological method and theory, artifact analysis, etc. Two 2-unit graduate seminars can be taken in place of one 4-unit course towards the fulfilling of this requirement.
- 60 months
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DisciplinesArchaeology History View 34 other Masters in History in United States
An applicant with an M.A. is expected to offer substantially stronger preparation in at least one of the two languages, since the Committee will be judging such an applicant against a real or notional pool of other M.A. students and not against students with only a B.A.In brief, an application consists of:
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of recommendation. A minimum of three letters of recommendation is required.
- Writing sample
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores.
International33958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16979 USD per semester during 60 months.
National33958 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16979 USD per semester during 60 months.
In-State18856 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9428 USD per semester during 60 months.
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