- Accredited BA degree in the humanities, natural or exact sciences, diploma and transcript
- A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 76% or equivalent
- TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test)
- Two letters of recommendation from relevant academic faculty members
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Copy of a valid passport & six passport-sized photos
- Personal statement (500-750 words)
- Medical forms
Graduates of the program can find employment with archaeological contractors, local government, university archaeology departments, national heritage agencies, national parks, museums and with independent archaeological consultants.
For international students tuition and fees for the full academic year is $US 10,000*. The fee breakdown appears below:
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Tuition for Israeli students is 27,430 NIS* that can be paid in eight instalments using the University of Haifa's payment vouchers.
There is a non-refundable $100 application fee per academic year for the program.
Dormitories are available for $450 per month.
* Final tuition for the next academic year is updated each August. For more information on the cost of our programs, dormitories, etc. and payment instructions please click here. For financial aid information visit the "Scholarships" tab on this page.
Here at Haifa University’s Archaeology department, we believe that archaeology starts and ends in the field. As part of the program, students are exposed to applied sciences, research methods and hands-on experience with the sites and settings of Mount Carmel, the Galilee and the Negev; and an acquaintance with the challenges of prehistoric research. The interdisciplinary curriculum offers students exceptional opportunities for advanced training and individual research in a dynamic learning environment, with exclusive access to the natural laboratory provided by the diverse landscapes and numerous prehistoric sites around the university campus.
Researchers in the Department of Archaeology are currently conducting surveys and excavations in a wide variety of sites and offer students the opportunity to take an active role in these projects. For a full description of the course curriculum please visit us here.
Current field work projects can be viewed here.
Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in archaeology or anthropology will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program:
• Introduction to Anthropology/Archaeology
• Introduction to Quantitative Analysis/Basic Statistics
Under certain exceptional circumstances, the review committee may be willing to consider applicants who do not meet the minimal admissions requirements. Please see the program website for course descriptions and additional details.
Track A & B Core Courses
- Human Ecology in the Levant: Seminar
- Selected Topics in Prehistory: Seminar
- Prehistoric Mount Carmel and the Galilee: Seminar
- Mount Carmel Field Campus: Workshop
- Negev Field Campus
- Galilee Field Campus
- Archaeology in the Southern Levant
- Near Eastern Prehistory
- Advances in Prehistoric Research
- Introduction to Lithic Technology: Workshop
- Advanced Lithic Technology: Workshop
- Department Seminar
Track A Electives & Track B Core Courses*
- Physical Anthropology
- Practical Osteology
*Three of these courses will be offered each year.
Our experienced and field-active staff at Haifa University’s Archaeology department offer a warm and applied tutorship that covers many of the fields specializations. Read our Blog to get more insight on our faculty.
This program is now eligible for Masa scholarship. Please click here to apply on Masa website directly or contact a MASA representative at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on more financial aid can be found here.
March 15 - Early Application Deadline
May 31 - Late Application Deadline (for late applications dormitory reservations are not guaranteed)
April 15 - Financial Aid Application Deadline