Graduate Program

Graduate students participate in the Archaeology Program through their affiliate departments, from which they will ultimately receive their PhD degree.

The Archaeology Program is not a degree program. Archaeology students are, first and foremost, students of their home department -- who are particularly interested in archaeology.

Core course requirements for archaeology track graduate students: 
The archaeology faculty from all departments associated with the Archaeology Center at Stanford have agreed that they will ask all archaeology students in their departments to fulfill the following course requirements:

  1. In their first year students should take a course in introductory archaeological theory (at present ANTHRO 303).
  2. Students should fulfill a methods course requirement by taking a primary level methods survey course (the appropriate course at Stanford is ARCHLGY 307).
  3. Prospective students should apply for admission to the department that best suits their interests, indicating on the application their interest in archaeology. Applicants should also contact Archaeology faculty members with whom they are interested in working.

For more information, contact the Archaeology Center or any of the departments.