Degree Requirements

Curriculum development for the Archaeology concentration is currently in progress and details will be available at a later date. The curriculum currently requires that students complete a minimum of six courses during their first and second year. Additional courses may be required in the context of each concentration. Students are expected to demonstrate a working competency in a foreign language.

The Archaeology graduate program requirements also include field and laboratory work. The final product upon completion of the program is a committee-reviewed thesis project. A thesis topic is developed in consultations among the student, the principal advisor, and other appropriate scholars. The thesis prospectus comprises a proposal for carrying out the research on which the master's thesis will be based. It should include a statement of the problem(s) and topic(s) to be addressed and detail how the student intends to address them. Students are expected to begin their thesis work during their second year and complete all requirements within one year after the final year of coursework. It is expected that all or a significant portion of the thesis will be publishable in a recognized, peer-reviewed journal.

Students must obtain at least a B grade in each of the required courses. Any classes resulting in a C+ or C grade must be repeated. More than two C's in required courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students who earn a grade of B or higher in a repeated course will have their original grade replaced by a PASS on their transcript.
The student will be allowed to retake only two courses and any D grade will also result in dismissal from the program. Students dropped from the program may petition for readmission after one year.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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