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Program Tracks

The International Program in Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible offers 3 possible tracks:

  • A one year MA track (without thesis)
  • A two year MA track (with thesis)
  • A one year credited courses track (for PhD students)

A one year Master of Arts Degree in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures from Tel Aviv University – without thesis
This is a three semester program, with the first two semesters combining theoretical classes and guided tours to archaeological sites, and the third, summer semester, focusing on fieldwork experience in an active excavation in one of Israel’s prominent excavation sites.

A two year Master of Arts Degree in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures from Tel Aviv University – with thesis
Upon completing the first semester with a minimal grade of 85, students will be able to apply for a second year in which, if they are accepted, they will write a thesis under the guidance of our distinguished department members. Accepted students will be required to take two seminar courses and a modern liguistic course (the linguistic course will need to be approved by the program) while in their thesis year; and depending on their thesis topic, students may be required to take prerequisite courses.

Credited Courses Track 
For students who are studying towards their PhD degrees, whether in Israel or abroad, this program (or some courses within the program) can be taken as a credited courses towards their PhD.