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.

The Stanford Archaeology Center does not offer a Ph.D. in Archaeology, rather, our Ph.D. students are students of their home department on the Archaeology track. Students who plan to pursue graduate work in Archaeology through our affiliated departments (Anthropology, Classics, and East Asian Languages and Cultures) should be aware of the admission requirements of the particular departments to which they intend to apply, as they vary greatly. Early planning is advisable to guarantee completion of graduate school requirements, and admissions inquiries should be directed to affiliate departments.

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.