The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Haifa takes place in one of the world’s most dynamic sites for prehistoric research.
Mount Carmel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a biosphere reserve and reveals nearly 500,000 years of human evolution in its caves, rock shelter and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. The MA program, taught in English over the course of three consecutive semesters, gives students the opportunity for advanced training and hands-on experience with these sites as well as other prehistoric research sites around Israel including the Galilee and the Negev.
The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum which includes classwork, field trips, field campuses and individual field research. Such a curriculum allows students to specialize in various relevant topics such as lithic, faunal, geological and palynological studies, prehistoric studies, environmental archaeology, and archaeological method and theory. Students have the option of writing a research thesis, which is submitted within one year of completing their coursework. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Archaeology.