Archaeology

Why Archaeology @ Memorial?

Archaeology at Memorial has a growing international reputation founded on the breadth and quality of faculty research, excellence in teaching and state-of-the-art facilities.

We have unique strengths for student opportunities in historical archaeology, archaeological sciences, and the ancient indigenous past. State-of-the-art laboratories specializing in applied archaeological sciences, archaeobotany, archaeological conservation, and prehistoric, historical and aboriginal archaeology integrate researchers into community-university research initiatives from Northern Labrador and the Arctic, to French Guiana and from British Columbia to Northwest Europe. As one of the largest Archaeology departments in the country, we train our graduate students to become effective researchers, critical thinkers, and active stewards for our shared archaeological heritage.

The University accepted our first M.A. thesis in Archaeology in 1972 and since then our graduate students have completed over 140 Master's theses. We introduced a doctoral program in 2001.

Today, the Department of Archaeology offers Master's and Ph.D programs in archaeology.

Description of programs

  • MA – The MA degree involves coursework, independent research and a written thesis. It can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD degree involves coursework, a series of comprehensive exams, a second language exam, and written thesis, and an oral defense. The program can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor several months before they submit an application. Visit the Department of Archaeology website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MA – Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

 

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change.  The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

MA, PhD

Routes:

thesis

Duration:

MA: 2 years
PhD: 4 years

Campus:

St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 for Fall admission

Funding:

MA: $12,500-$15,000
PhD: $17,500-$20,000

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Tuition (NL students):

MA: $635-$953/semester
PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MA: $826-$1,239/semester
PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

MA: $1,074-$1,611/semester
PhD: $1,499/semester

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000