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Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology


Degree Offered: M.A.



L. Bablitz, E. Cooper, F. De Angelis, G. E. Gardner, M. Griffin, C. W. Marshall, S. J. Milstein, T. Schneider.

Associate Professors

K. Fisher, S. McElduff, F. Yoon.

Assistant Professors

M. Daniels, K. Huemoeller, M. McCarty, P. Yoo.

Program Overview

The graduate program in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology offers a course of instruction leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.). For detailed information about the program, visit the Department.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for the M.A. program include a Bachelor of Arts in Classics (Greek and Latin), Classical Studies (non-language program), Near Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, or a related discipline.

For details on language prerequisites and requirements, see the Program.

Program Requirements

The M.A. program requires 24 credits of coursework and the writing of an M.A. thesis worth 6 credits (CNRS 549 or AMNE 599). The 24 credits of coursework must include CNRS or AMNE 500, and 18 must be numbered 500 or above (graduate courses), while the remaining 6 may, at the discretion of the program, be at the 300- or 400-level. Students who come into the program without any archaeological field training are also required to take part in an approved archaeological field project.

Modern Language Requirement
Students are required to demonstrate reading knowledge of an approved modern language (usually French, German, or Italian). This requirement must be met before the end of the first year of study. Any courses taken to satisfy this requirement do not count towards the 30 credits required for the program.

Contact Information

Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.827.1635
Sheri Pak, Graduate Program Advisor


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