The two-year MA program in Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) is an interdisciplinary Masters degree program whose primary goal is to provide an in-depth education in the history of art and architecture, archaeology, and cultural heritage of the lands that comprise present day Türkiye. The program offers the option for concentrated studies in one of the following four subject areas:

  1. Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies
  2. Archaeology
  3. Late Antique and Byzantine periods
  4. History of Art

Research specializations include the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, the Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman archaeology and architecture, Late Antique and Byzantine history and archaeology, and Seljuk and Ottoman art and architecture. After their first year of coursework, students will gain hands on experience during a summer internship at a museum or cultural heritage organization. Archaeology students are encouraged to participate in one of our faculty’s field projects at sites within Türkiye, including the Neolithic site of Barçin Höyük, Bronze Age Alalakh, Roman period Sagalassos, or Byzantine period Küçükyalı. During the second year, students will work closely with one of their professors on a research project for their Masters Thesis. This program prepares students for careers within the fields of cultural heritage, public heritage education, and museums, or for further academic work at a Ph.D. level.