Doctoral Program

Welcome to the Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology program at #SFUarchaeology!

Program Elements


Orientation and a Meet and Greet on the first Thursday of the fall term.

Course Requirements

Three graded courses, two terms of graduate seminar, colloquium & prospectus, a comprehensive examination, and a thesis defence.


SFU faculty will support the design and delivery of your dissertation.


Juried defences for the PhD program take place on the SFU campus.

If you have any questions you can't find an answer for on these pages, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant at

If you are a prospective student, please start at the Prospective Students page.