Stanford University

Graduate Program

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

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Archaeology at Stanford should apply through our affiliated departments. These departments include: 

Admission requirements for these departments vary greatly. Thus, early planning is advisable to guarantee completion of graduate school requirements, and all admissions inquiries should be directed to the individual department.

Prospective students should apply for admission to the department that best suits their interests, indicating on the application their interest in the archaeology track. Applicants should also contact Archaeology faculty members with whom they are interested in working.

The Stanford Archaeology Center partners with the Department of Anthropology to offer a PhD minor in Anthropology (Archaeology). The goal of the PhD Minor program is to bring together graduate students and faculty from various departments, programs, and schools who address archaeology issues in their research, allowing graduate students pursuing PhDs at Stanford with an opportunity to develop broad interdisciplinary knowledge.  See Phd Minor page.