The Acropolis

PhD Historical Archaeology

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Studying Yesterday's Civilizations

This interdisciplinary degree blends advanced doctoral study in history and anthropology, with a focus on the American West. Design a program of study and lead original research that is uniquely suited to your interests and career goals and benefit from the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, which has one of the largest and most well equipped metal artifact cleaning facility in the country.

Fast Facts

  • Firsthand original research
  • Special emphasis on American West/Pacific Northwest; Science/Health/Environment; Gender Studies
  • Specialized attention with low student-faculty ratio with active researchers
  • Unique Ph.D. with emphasis in Historical Archaeology (co-offered with Department of Anthropology and Sociology
  • Excellent and one-of-a-kind library resources
  • Professor or teacher
  • Public historian (e.g., curator, historical society, archivist)
  • Historian/Archaeologist for public agencies
  • Writer
  • Law School
Salary National mean: $58,000 per year
Degree Roadmap

Detail regarding earning a Masters degree in history can be found at: PhD in Historical Archaeology.

Degree Prep To prepare to earn a PhD in historical archaeology it is recommended to have:
  • Undergraduate History major or another humanities or social science major
  • Relevant modern language

The History Department has eight scholarships available annually, including the Stillinger and Winkler scholarships. These add up to a total of $85,000 given to qualified students in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. In the past year about 50 students have received this recognition.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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