Admission Guidelines

Successful applicants to the AHMA program are expected to be able to hit the ground running when they arrive at Berkeley. This means that they will have already acquired an intermediate to advanced knowledge of the relevant ancient languages, and reading knowledge of at least one relevant research language (French, German, modern Greek, Italian). They will also have taken upper-division undergraduate courses in their intended area of specialization. The brief writing sample, which must be submitted with the online application, will demonstrate a thoughtful engagement with the primary and secondary sources of the topic in question, as well as analytical rigor and clear writing skills.

Excavation with Dr. Shelton

AHMA students and others excavating at Petsas House in Mycenae, Greece, under the direction of Professor Kim Shelton