CIAMS Graduate Membership

Applying
To be a part of CIAMS and the Cornell archaeology community, prospective students seeking an MA in archaeology should apply to the Archaeology Program.
PhD students must apply to one of the graduate fields at Cornell admitting students to study archaeology and material studies:

For information on the Cornell system of graduate fields, the Graduate School, and graduate applications generally to Cornell, please consult with the Director of Graduate Studies.
Once admitted students may request affiliation with CIAMS by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies.

Requirements
MA students follow the requirements of the MA Program in Archaeology (MAPA).
PhD students follow the requirements of their graduate field and the CIAMS PhD requirements.

CIAMS Seminars
Each semester a CIAMS seminar will be offered by a member of the faculty that examines an embracing topic in theory or method of broad relevance to the cohort.  These seminars will examine emerging topics in archaeological thought, new directions in archaeometry, and themes that tie archaeology to the wider domain of the humanities and social sciences.  CIAMS seminars can be used to also fulfill relevant distribution requirements.

Funding
PhD students who are members in CIAMS are eligible to apply for:
(1) Research support
(2) Dissertation prize.

Additional elements of CIAMS training
In addition, CIAMS will host a colloquium series for workshopping student and faculty research and activities as well as hosting visiting scholars that will be a critical element in immersing students in the current state of the field.  Attendance at the CIAMS colloquium is a vital element of disciplinary training.
Similarly, participation in CIAMS Conferences and related publications provide important professional skills that are vital to transitioning from graduate school to professional settings.