Although some graduate programs at MU will close or merge with others, the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies will continue to offer its MA and PhD degrees. In 2017 archaeology faculty from the Department of Art History and Archaeology joined the Classics faculty from the Department of Classical Studies to form the new Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Like dozens of other graduate programs at the University of Missouri, the MA and PhD at AMS were threatened with possible inactivation after a review by the Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement and Opportunities. Click here for information about the results of the program review. We are grateful to all our friends and colleagues for your kind support and encouragement. We could not have done this without you!