Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, M.A. | Bryn Mawr College | Ardmore, United States
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Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

24 months
48328 USD/year
48328 USD/year
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The Bryn Mawr College Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology traces its origins to the founding of the College in 1885 and assumed its status as an independent department in 1914 with the appointment of Rhys Carpenter (1913-1955), after whom the award-winning art and archaeology library is named. The Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology program is offered at Bryn Mawr College.


Among comparable programs in North America, this department has a distinctive shape and strengths that are, in large part, products of the way it has grown in the past hundred and thirty years. Its most remarkable and distinctive features are its autonomy and its breadth.

The department is part of The Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art at Bryn Mawr College, which brings together faculty and students to encourage interdisciplinary study. While each department awards its own degrees, the Graduate Group creates a collaborative research environment and promotes a strong scholarly community among all of its graduate students.

The Department offers graduate students the opportunity to study the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East and to explore the interconnected histories and cultures of these areas. It is expected that students will take a broad range of courses in these fields as they develop their programs of study in their major and allied subjects. Allied subjects are ancient languages (including Greek and Latin at Bryn Mawr and Sumerian, Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Hittite at the University of Pennsylvania), history of art, urban studies, ancient history, anthropology, or archaeological sciences related to the program of the student. The Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology program is offered at Bryn Mawr College.


The Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology curriculum, which stresses both breadth and depth of study, has prepared students for successful careers in a variety of fields, including teaching, research, publishing, and work in museums and foundations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Archaeology of Greece and Asia Minor during the Archaic and Classical Periods
  • Mystery Cults
  • The Archaeology of Prehistoric Arabia
  • Figures of Resistance: Classical and Modern

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent degree, and the prerequisite skills or training specified by individual departments and programs for admission.
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Results
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume or CV
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Results

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Ardmore

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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