12 months
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.A. degree in Pan African Studies is a 30-credit program at Syracuse University offering students a comprehensive understanding of the global African experience. 


Key facts

Courses explore the Pan African experience as reflected in multiple historical, social, and political contexts, most notably in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. With the approval of the Graduate Committee, students may participate in the Scholar Exchange Program, a cooperative relationship with the University of Rochester and Cornell University.

This innovative program is distinct from any other of its kind. It has a unique experiential component that requires a residency at an external site at which the department either runs a Syracuse University Abroad (SU Abroad) program, or has established an institutional affiliation. This experience offers students alternative academic exposure while confronting them with the challenge of merging theory and practice as they learn to operationalize Pan African Studies in the larger world.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research Methods in African American Studies 
  • Seminar in Pan Africanism: Research and Reading 
  • Arts, Cultures and Literatures of the Pan African World 
  • Histories, Societies and Political Economies of the Pan African World
  • Experience Credit 
  • Master's Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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