An ARHA PhD student entering with a Masters degree from another university is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 7 graduate level courses (by the end of the 4th semester)
  • Pass reading comprehension exams in two languages (appropriate to their field of research). One language may be replaced by demonstrating ability in a technical skill needed for their PhD research (for example: GIS, technical drawing).
  • Pass comprehensive exams in three subjects (latest by the end of the 5th semester)
  • Complete workshops on writing and teaching, and a thesis and career development seminar (ARHA 610)
  • Complete and defend a dissertation
  • Non-credit courses and workshops are also required (KOLT 500,  TEACH 500, ENGL 500, ETRH 500, THESIS 695).

KOLT 500: Teaching Assistant Training and Workshops (all students are required to take these workshops in their first semester.)

TEACH 500: Teaching Experience during the semesters of their assignments. (all students must enroll to TEACH 500 every semester) 

ETHR 500: Students must complete an online ethics course lates by 2nd Semester. 

ENGL 500: Academic Writing (Advanced) course. (all students must complete this course in their second year) 

ARHA 595/695: PhD Dissertation (all students must enroll as of their 2nd year)

If the student has taken closely equivalent courses in their previous MA program or in an exchange program, they may qualify to petition to transfer those courses and replace the requirement with another ARHA graduate course in their field. All the courses must be at a graduate level (with a 500 or 600 level code). Elective courses should be approved by the student’s advisor and students are strongly encouraged to take graduate level language courses (Hittite, Luwian, Greek, Latin, or Ottoman) as needed for their research. Students may take more than 7 courses.

Archaeology PhD

7 required courses for student entering with an MA degree

1. Archaeological theory (ARHA 506)
2. Archaeological methods (ARHA 507)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective in Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Management, or Public Archaeology (for example: ARHA 504, 505, 563 or 564)
6. Field studies (excavation or survey project) or internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshop (KOLT 500, non credit)

Teaching Assignments (TEACH 500, non credit) must enroll every semester

ETHR 500 (Ethics online course)

ARHA 595/695 Thesis Course

 

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies PhD

1. Archaeological methods (ARHA 507) or  Advanced Historiography and Theory of Art History (ARHA 508)
2. Modern Historiography of the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds (ARHA 509)
3.Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 501, 502 or 503)
4. Material and Textual Evidence of Late Antique and Byzantine Urban Studies
5. ARHA Elective** (see below)
6. Course in Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage ManagementARHA
7. Field studies (excavation or survey project) or internship (ARHA 540)
Teaching  workshops (KOLT 500, non credit) first or second semester
Teaching Assignments  (TEACH 500, non credit) every semester
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Thesis Course  (ARHA 695, non credit) every semester after Qual Exam
Ethics (ETHR 500, non credit)
+ 2 languages (non-credit) (at least 1 of them should be an ancient language

**RECOMMENDED courses: ARHA 527 (Constantinople (330-1453)), ARHA 554 (Selected Topics in Archaeology and the History of Art: Byzantine Monumental Painting), ARHA 517 (The Roman Mediterranean, ARHA 525 (The Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean (1095-1291)), ARHA 523 (The Art and Architecture of the Islamic World), or ARHA 537 (Europe and the Ottoman Empire: Cultural Encounters through the Centuries

History of Art PhD

7 required courses for student entering with an MA degree

1. Historiography (ARHA 508)
2. Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage Management (ARHA 504 or 505)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective course in the History of Art (for example: ARHA 522, 523, 531 or 561)
6. Field studies (excavation or survey project) or internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshops (TEACH 500, non credit)
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)

 

Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies PhD

7 required courses for student entering with an MA degree

1. Cultural Heritage Management (ARHA 505)
2. Museum Studies (ARHA 504)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective course in Cultural Heritage Management or Museum Studies (for example: ARHA 558, 563, 564, 571)
6. Field studies (excavation or survey project) or internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshops (TEACH 500, non credit)
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)

 

Maritime Archaeology PhD

7 required courses for student entering with an MA degree

1. Anatolian Civilizations I, II, III OR IV (ARHA 500, 501, 502, 503)
2. Archaeological Methods and Theory I (ARHA 506) or  Archaeological Methods and Theory II (ARHA 507)
3. Language Course
4. Introduction to Maritime Archaeology (ARHA 581)
5. Documentation and Conservation (ARHA 582)
6. Maritime Themes (ARHA XXX)
7. Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology (ARHA XXX)
8. Language/ Technical course or pass exam
9. ARHA elective
PhD Thesis Seminar (ARHA 610)
Field Studies, internship or excavation in summer (ARHA 540)
Graduate Writing (ENGL 500, non credit)
KOLT 500 (TA Training)
PhD Thesis (ARHA 695)
TEACH 500, every semester (TA Assignments)
ETHR 500
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)

An ARHA Ph.D. student entering with an undergraduate degree is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 14 graduate level courses (by the end of the 6th semester)
  • Complete and defend an MA thesis (by the end of the 4th semester)
  • Pass reading comprehension exams in two languages (appropriate to their field of research). One language may be replaced by demonstrating ability in a technical skill needed for their PhD research (for example: GIS, technical drawing).
  • Pass comprehensive exams in three subjects (by the end of the 7th semester)
  • Complete workshops on writing and teaching, and thesis and career development (ARHA 510, ARHA 610, ENGL 500, TEACH 500)
  • Complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation

If a student comes to the ARHA program with an undergraduate degree, they must take 14 courses in the subject areas shown on the following template.  Non-credit courses and workshops are also required (ARHA 510, ARHA 610, TEACH 500, ENGL 500). All the courses must be at a graduate level (with a 500 or 600 level code). Elective courses should be approved by the student’s advisor and students are strongly encouraged to take graduate level language courses (Hittite, Luwian, Greek, Latin, or Ottoman) as needed for their research. Students may take more than 14 courses.

Archaeology PhD

14 required courses for student entering with an undergraduate degree

1. Archaeological Theory (ARHA 506)
2. Archaeological Methods (ARHA 507)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective in Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Management, or Public Archaeology (for example: ARHA 504, 505, 563 or 564)
6. Field Studies or Internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate language or technical course (ex. statistics, GIS, chemistry)
8. Graduate language or technical course
9. Graduate course in archaeology
10. Graduate course in archaeology
11. Graduate elective course
12. Graduate elective course
13. Graduate elective course
14. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshops (KOLT 500, non credit)

Teaching assignments (TEACH 500, non credit) every semester

MA thesis seminar (ARHA 510, non credit)
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)

Thesis (ARHA 595/695)


History of Art PhD

14 required courses for student entering with an undergraduate degree

1. Historiography (ARHA 508)
2. Museum Studies or Cultural Heritage Management (ARHA 504 or 505)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective course in the History of Art (for example: ARHA 522, 523, 531 or 561)
6. Field Studies or Internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate language or technical course (ex. statistics, GIS, chemistry)
8. Graduate language or technical course
9. Graduate course in the History of Art
10. Graduate course in the History of Art
11. Graduate elective course
12. Graduate elective course
13. Graduate elective course
14. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshops (KOLT 500, non credit)

Teaching assignments (TEACH 500, non credit) every semester

MA thesis seminar (ARHA 510, non credit)
Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)

Thesis (ARHA 595/695)


Cultural Heritage Management and Museum Studies PhD

14 required courses for student entering with an undergraduate degree

1. Cultural Heritage Management (ARHA 505)
2. Museum Studies (ARHA 504)
3. Course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
4. Second course in Anatolian Civilizations (ARHA 500, 501, 502 or 503)
5. Graduate elective course in Cultural Heritage Management or Museum Studies (for example: ARHA 558, 563, 564, 571)
6. Field Studies or Internship (ARHA 540)
7. Graduate language or technical course (ex. statistics, GIS, chemistry)
8. Graduate language or technical course
9. Graduate elective course in Cultural Heritage Management or Museum Studies
10. Graduate elective course in Cultural Heritage Management or Museum Studies
11. Graduate elective course
12. Graduate elective course
13. Graduate elective course
14. Graduate elective course
Writing workshops (ENGL 500, non credit)
Teaching workshops (KOLT 500, non credit)

Teaching assignments (TEACH 500, non credit- every semester)

MA thesis seminar (ARHA 510, non credit)

MA/PHD thesis (ARHA 595/ARHA 695)

Advanced PhD seminar (ARHA 610, non credit)