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Underwater Archaeology

University of Miami

24 months
43890 USD/year
43890 USD/year
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Underwater Archaeology at University of Miami is the study of the remains of past human activity through the exploration of a variety of submerged sites, from shipwrecks in saltwater to freshwater caves and springs. 


Archaeological sites and artifacts can play a large role in education, community cohesion, national identity, economic development, sustainable tourism, conservation, and, of course, entertainment among others. 

The material culture of our shared heritage and past provides cultural continuity, perspective, and a tangible link to those who preceded us. Shipwrecks and submerged sites have long fascinated humankind, perhaps never more so than in modern day, and given climate change and rising water temperatures worldwide, it is becoming even more important to docu

Underwater Archaeology (UA)

The MPS Underwater Archaeology track (UARCH) is a two-year program at University of Miami that focuses on the theory, field techniques, and management practices necessary to work within the field of archaeology and the broader general field of marine sciences. Coursework integrates topics such as site mapping and documentation, interpretation of shipwrecks and submerged sites, best management practices, marine protected areas, and marine survey technology. ment, study, manage, and find innovative ways to preserve what remains of our past.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Method in Underwater and Maritime Archaeology
  • Submerged Cultural Resource Management
  • Research Diving Techniques
  • Motorboat Operator Certificate Course (MOCC)
  • Underwater Archaeology Field Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits
  • 31 - 32 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online CollegeNet application
  • Transcripts from all institutions in which a degree(s) was awarded and a transcript evaluation (for non-U.S. academic institutions)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43890 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    43890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43890 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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