Students choose from one of four concentrations/tracks (also referred to as “sections”) in the department. Students in the Cultural concentration will earn a Master of Arts. Students in the Archaeology, Biological, or Intersectional concentrations will work with their advisor and a department committee to determine if the coursework they take meets the requirements for a Master of Arts or a Master of Science. Table of basic requirements by section (click on subdiscipline name at top of column for more information):
|MINIMUM RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT||16 credits||Same||Same||Same|
|CREDITS:||Minimum 30 credits of graduate course work, including three 900-level seminars in archaeology||Minimum 30 credits of graduate course work||Minimum 30 credits of graduate course work, including two required courses in cultural (860 and 900) and one additional 900-level seminar (not to include 909 if continuing in Ph.D. program)||Minimum 30 credits of graduate course work|
|QUALIFYING EXAM: INCOMING B.A. STUDENTS AND MASTER’S STUDENTS:||By end of 2nd year or 4th semester for both incoming B.A. or M.A. (but M.A. students are encouraged to take after 2 semesters)||After the end of the 2nd year for incoming B.A. students, after the end of the 2nd semester for incoming M.A. students||In January of the 2nd year||As defined by committee|
|FORMAT OF QUALIFYING EXAM:||Two parts, written, four hours each day. 1: World Prehistory 2: Archaeological Method and Theory. Both parts will include a question related to student’s research||Two parts, written, two days. 1: General principles and theory 2: Testing in student’s chosen field of specialization||Take home written exam. Students choose 2 out of 5-6 questions to answer and have 2 weeks to write the exam||As defined by committee|
|M.A./M.S. REQUIREMENTS:||Successful Qualifying Exam pass at M.A. or Ph.D. level; one research paper from graduate seminars; a separate, comprehensive bibliography submitted one month prior to Qualifying Exam. No M.A. thesis requirement||Successful Qualifying Exam pass at M.A. or Ph.D. level and two term papers from graduate seminars submitted at the time of Qualifying Exam. No M.A. thesis requirement.||Successful Qualifying Exam pass at M.A. or Ph.D. level.
No M.A. thesis requirement
|Successful Qualifying Exam pass at M.A. or Ph.D. Level and other requirements as defined by committee. No M.A. Thesis requirement|