GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESSETTLEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY


Ph.D. Settlement Archaeology

A. Admission Requirements - Ph.D.

Having a M.A/M.Sc. degree

To satisfy the minimum requirements of Social Sciences Institute-METU

To pass the qualifying examination


B. Program Requirements - Ph.D.

To obtain the Ph.D in Settlement Archaeology candidates are required to complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in taught courses, including four required courses and three approved electives as shown in the curriculum sequence given below. Ph.D. students  who did not obtain their Master's degree from the Settlement Archaeology are obliged to take 12-18 credit hours more which extends the period of study one or two semesters. The required amount of time spent doing archaeological fieldwork for Ph.D. students  who did not obtain their Master's degree from the Settlement Archaeology will be 30 days in total (of which 15 days can also be a museum and/or an institute intership). The students will be required to complete the first 15 days at the end of the first academic year (during the summer months) and the second 15 days at the end of the second academic year (also during the summer months). The doctoral qualifying examination is hold after 4 semesters of study. The Ph.D. candidate is obliged to complete the doctoral thesis within the 4 semesters, following the doctoral qualifying examination. 


C. Curriculum - Ph.D.

First Semester

SA 560 Landscape Archaeology (3-0)3  

3 approved electives

Second Semester

SA 566 Current Approaches in Archaeological Research (3-0)3



2 approved elective

Third Semester

SA 600 Advanced Seminar in Settlement Archaeology (Non-Credit) 

SA 699 PhD Thesis (Non-Credit)