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graduate programs

UCAN does not offer graduate degrees, but all of the participating teaching departments offer PhD programs with a specialization in archaeology.  While degrees are granted within specific disciplines, there is great latitude for interdisciplinary training and interaction. Graduate students usually take courses from faculty in several departments outside their own, they acquire technical training in laboratories housed in different academic units, and faculty from multiple departments commonly serve together on dissertation committees. There are also many opportunities for cross-disciplinary fieldwork experience. The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) also offers possibilities to pursue an interdisciplinary terminal MA degree while working with a broad range of archaeology faculty. When applying for graduate programs, please consult the requirements of the specific departments. Faculty are also happy to talk with prospective students to clarify the distinctions among the programs.

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