About this Degree
The Department of African and African-American Studies at University of Kansas offers interdisciplinary substantive and language courses leading to the Master of Arts degree in two areas of concentration: (1) African, and (2) African-American studies.
The master's degree program has two related objectives: (1) it fulfills the educational needs of persons who seek positions with organizations in both the public and private sectors, and (2) it prepares persons who desire to pursue the terminal degrees in their field. The program emphasizes the broader concepts in the humanities and the social sciences, but provides an option for concentration in either African or African-American Studies.
The integrative focus of the curriculum is an important characteristic of the interdisciplinary nature of this program. In this regard, the candidate should develop the capacity to continue as a self-educator throughout their 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.
Accommodations are made under African Studies component for Arabic and Islamic Studies concentration, and under African-American Studies component for students who may be interested in an Haitian Studies concentration. Accommodation also exists for members of the Armed Forces to complete their studies on any and all regions of the African continent in less than two years if they are willing to study through summer.
Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Kansas (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
- Africana Studies: African American
- Africana Studies: African
- Research Methods in Africana Studies
- Seminar in Africana Studies
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies General Studies & Classics American Studies View 83 other Masters in American Studies in United States
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- A completed Graduate Application
- A copy or scan of official transcripts from each college and post-secondary institution you have attended.
- Statement of Purpose: A professional narrative explaining your background, academic interests, and reason for applying to the M.A. program in African and African-American Studies
- Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals, preferring most recent professors
- A sample of your writing or creative work that could be an academic paper or a combination of written work and a portfolio of creative work
International23951 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 24 months.
National23951 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State9989 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 24 months.
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