The MA Program in Archaeology at Cornell is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of students -- in fact, it is for all promising students with a baccalaureate or equivalent degree and a serious interest in studying archaeology. Although applicants with little formal training in archaeology are considered, successful applicants often have completed significant course work and have some field and/or museum experience. Typical applicants intend to pursue archaeological careers in small museums, historic preservation, public archaeology, and other fields in which a Ph.D. is not required. Still others are foreign students who seek training not available in their home countries. We particularly encourage applicants from the countries in which Cornell archaeologists are active. The fields of Anthropology, Classics, History of Art, Medieval Studies, and Near Eastern Studies all provide for a specialization in archaeology at the Ph.D. level, and potential master's candidates are discouraged from applying. For this reason we have set up a separate MA degree program in archaeology. Admission to this program is, however not a commitment for later admission to any Ph.D. program, although internal transfers sometimes are permitted for qualified applicants.