Program Overview The Hebrew University’s MA in Archaeology & the Ancient Near East provides a unique, concentrated opportunity to examine the history and material culture of the Land of Israel during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Students become acquainted with the main topics and methodologies in the fields of archaeology, regional history, and ancient texts and languages. The program combines intensive courses taught by leading experts with hands-on field experience at major excavations and surveys throughout the country. Students also have access to the cutting-edge facilities of the Institute of Archaeology, including the Computational Archaeology Laboratory (with 3D scanning), the Laboratory for Archaeological Materials and Ancient Technologies, and the Institute’s renowned Collection Room. Students enroll in the non-research track, which comprises one year of study, and upon successful completion of the program may proceed to a research track in the following year, which includes writing an M.A. thesis.
Eligibility To be eligible for acceptance, you must have the following: •Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Hebrew University •Minimum B average (85/100 or equivalent) •Demonstrated knowledge of English In addition to your online application, you will be required to submit the following documents: •Academic Records: Applicants must submit transcripts and diplomas from all prior academic degrees. •Proof of English Proficiency: A TOEFL exam score of 80 or above, IELTS exam score of 6 or above, or Amiram exam score of 120 or above. ** •A CV and Statement of Purpose •Two Academic Recommendations •Photocopy of your Passport ID page •A Medical Form and Disclaimer Form (the latter for US citizens only) – both forms may be downloaded from the application website. ** If you have completed a degree at a university at which English is the sole language of instruction, or if you have completed a degree in English Language and Literature, you can request an exemption. You must submit documentation from your university verifying English as the language of instruction. Exemption is not automatic and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Application Process Applicants who have submitted applications will receive an email from the Graduate Office within about three business days, confirming receipt of their application and providing information on how to submit the supplementary application documents. Once applicants submit all of the required supplementary documents, their files will be sent to our Admission Committee for review, and they can expect to receive an admission decision – via email – within about ten days.
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