The Joukowsky Institute is home to Brown University's doctoral program in Archaeology and the Ancient World, which is separate from but closely linked with Brown's doctoral programs in Anthropology, Classics, Egyptology and Assyriology, History, and History of Art and Architecture. Students applying to the program typically have completed undergraduate or master's degrees within the past one to three years, and are now hoping to continue their studies of Mediterranean archaeology. Brown's Graduate School guarantees six years of full funding for every admitted student. Graduates of our doctoral program have gone on to tenure-track or lecturer jobs, postdoctoral fellowships, and visiting positions at universities all over the world, as well as curatorial jobs in museums, government positions, professional journalism, and education administration.
Successful applicants to the program tend to have strong transcripts and demonstrated fieldwork experience, compelling research interests, and often additional experience in museums, non-profits, or other related professional environments. We seek students who are both independent and open minded, and who will benefit from our interdisciplinary approach.
Applications to Ph.D. programs at Brown University are submitted to, and managed through, the Graduate School. For general information on the process of applying and to access the online application system, explore the Application Information section of the Graduate School website. The specific requirements for applications to Archaeology and the Ancient World can be viewed on the Graduate School's program page.
Applications for admission in Fall 2024 are due on January 3, 2024.
The Joukowsky Institute no longer accepts GRE scores. Applicants to the doctoral program in Archaeology and the Ancient World are not required or permitted to provide GRE scores, including both official submissions and self-reporting.
All international applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Our TOEFL Institution code is 3094 Brown University, and the departmental code is 11 Archaeology. International applicants may find the information on the Graduate School's website regarding visas, finances, and required testing to be helpful.
Any applicants to Brown University’s graduate programs who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver. More information on that process can be found on the Graduate School's website.
The program requirements for the Ph.D. in Archaeology and the Ancient World are detailed on the Graduate Program Requirements page of this website. For immediate questions on the program, contact the Joukowsky Institute by sending an email to [email protected] or call (401) 863-3188.
Questions about the application process should be directed to the Graduate School.
Please see our FAQ's About Applying to Graduate School for more information and advice on the process of applying to graduate programs in Archaeology, and specifically to Brown University's doctoral program in Archaeology and the Ancient World.
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