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, archaeoentomology, archaeological conservation, 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, 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
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Students are responsible for being aware of all fees and charges, by referring to the Financial and Administrative Services website, and applicable deadlines, by referring to the University Calendar.
MA: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
January 15 for Fall admission
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