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Graduate Program

Graduate students accepted into the archaeology program participate in the activities at the Archaeology Center. Through cutting-edge research carried out in its research laboratories, collections-based scholarship through the Stanford University Archaeology Collection, weekly workshops and lectures with distinguished scholars, the Archaeology Center provides a forum for interaction amongst faculty and students from many parts of the University and gives students opportunities to engage in multi- and interdisciplinary research in archaeology, heritage, and related fields.

Our faculty and lecturers are affiliated with the following Departments and Programs: Anthropology, Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Earth Systems Science, Stanford Heritage Services, History, Art & Art History, and Biology.

Available Graduate Programs with Archaeology Concentration

Ph.D. degrees with a concentration in Archaeology are awarded by the following departments:

  • Anthropology,
  • Classics, and
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures.  

Steps to Help with Applying for a Program

Step 1
Explore which affiliated department aligns with your research interest.
Step 2
Know the admission requirements for the affiliate department you wish to apply into.

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.

Graduate Program Questions Contact the following:

Step 3
Contact Archaeology Faculty members you wish to work with when in the program.

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. 

Archaeology Faculty and Lecturers

Step 4
Apply for your program.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Archaeology at Stanford will need to apply through our affiliated departments.

Already a Ph.D. Candidate at Stanford? Want to pursue a Ph.D. Minor in Archaeology? See Ph.D. Minor for more information.