An online doctorate in archaeology program is ideal for students who live away from a university or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments. Whether you are seeking advancement in a current career or seeking to establish expertise in an archaeological sub-field, earning a PhD in archaeology is often required for jobs that require leadership skills and advanced technical knowledge. Furthermore, if you aspire to work internationally, a doctorate degree in Archaeology is often a prerequisite for compliance with foreign government legislation.
As with the campus programs, an online PhD in Archaeology degree takes several years of study beyond a master’s degree. Students in an online doctorate in archaeology program must also complete and defend a doctoral dissertation, which usually includes between 18 and 30 months of field research in their chosen subject.
Applicants to Archaeology PhD programs typically need an appropriate Masters degree, or other demonstrable research experience and writing skills. Often, proficiency in a foreign language is also required. In some cases students have to show extensive professional experience in their proposed field of study (e.g. field archaeology, heritage studies). This experience may be accepted for entry to the doctoral program.
FUN FACT: 48% of Archaeologists hold a PhD in Archaeology[i]