Doctor of Philosophy. Major in History.
The Ph.D. program is primarily oriented to research and writing to prepare the candidate for entry in a career in higher education. Among the requirements for the degree are the successful passage of comprehensive examinations, the demonstration of a reading knowledge of one foreign language, and the completion of a dissertation showing original research. Dissertation topics are limited to the field of Historical Archaeology and are undertaken with the collaboration of anthropology faculty specializing in this field.