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African and African American Studies

University of Kansas

M.A.
12 months
Duration
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The African and African American Studies studies M. A. program at University of Kansas takes two years of full-time study. Nine upper-division and graduate courses, in addition to a thesis or additional course work for a non-thesis option, are required for the degree. All the faculty members of the Department of African and African-American Studies hold graduate faculty appointments.

Overview

The integrative focus of the African and African American Studies curriculum at University of Kansas is an important characteristic of the interdisciplinary nature of this program. 

Learning outcomes

In this regard, the candidate should develop the capacity to continue as a self-educator throughout his/her career. Broad background study in this field enables the graduate to assimilate newly-acquired skills and methodologies quickly. 

Graduates should be prepared to cope with the rapid changes in Africa and the African diaspora. The program places considerable emphasis on both the internal and external forces which affect African and African-American societies. The continuity and change in Africa and their impact on world civilizations are emphasized in both the required courses and through electives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Africana Studies: African American
  • Introduction to Africana Studies: African
  • Research Methods in Africana Studies
  • Seminar in Africana Studies
  • Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • All academic transcripts (transcripts can be uploaded and attached to the online application).
  • GRE scores (KU Code: 6871)
  • TOEFL required (if student's native language is not English)
  • Personal statement of purpose explaining your academic objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals, preferring most recent professors.
  • Sample of your writing- A paper from a previous course should be satisfactory.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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