Update - October 5, 2020: 

The administration of Brown University, in consultation with Brown's Graduate School, has instructed doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences to suspend temporarily admissions. The Joukowsky Institute thus regrets to announce that applications for the doctoral program in Archaeology and the Ancient World cannot be accepted for the coming academic year.

This difficult decision was made so that the university can allocate all necessary resources to support current students struggling with the challenges presented by the global pandemic. We welcome this level of commitment to graduate students and programs on the part of the University, while we also recognize that this pause in admissions will present its own challenges for those who had hoped to begin doctoral study in Fall 2021. Students are a fundamental and integral part of our research, community, and identity, and we look forward to resuming admissions next year. In the meantime, we encourage prospective applicants to take advantage of the numerous events online, and to stay informed about the University's future decisions and keep in touch with the Institute and our faculty by following our website and social media. 


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, Muge Durusu in Konya, Turkeyexplore 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 2022 will become available in the Fall of 2021 and are due on January 3, 2022. Successful applicants 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.

Effective immediately, the Joukowsky Institute will no longer accept 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.Samantha Lash at S'Urachi, Sardinia

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.

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.