The Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the University of Missouri has available up to three fully funded Fellowships for students interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology.

AMS is home to interdisciplinary research on the history of the people, material culture, and texts from the Greek and Roman world. The archaeology program is especially known for its focus on culture contact in the western Mediterranean in the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods, architecture and urbanism in Pre-Roman and Roman Italy, Pompeian studies, and the application of digital methods for the collection, visualization, and presentation of archaeological data.

Students will enjoy close faculty mentorship and a significant degree of freedom in crafting their academic plan. The department fosters close collaboration with allied faculty in Anthropology whose work focuses on prehistoric religion, cultural transmission, artifact analysis and provenance studies, and quantitative archaeological methods. Interested students can also gain experience in museum methods, object handling, and primary research in a professional museum setting through research assistantships offered by the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the only AAM-accredited museum in mid-Missouri and the only accredited museum in the UM System. By cultivating language, writing, and research skills, students will develop a competitive portfolio for applying to doctoral programs.

For more information about our program requirements and about the application process please see our website at

The department is committed to creating an inclusive environment and welcomes applications from underrepresented students. The application deadline is January 15.