24 months
35556 USD/year
35556 USD/year
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The African Studies and Research program at the Howard University trains both scholars and practitioners with in an interdisciplinary approach to Africa, with an emphasis on language and culture, public policy and development in Africa, and Africa in World Affairs. 


About the program

  • The mission of the African Studies and Research program at the Howard University is to create, nurture and promote an educational and intellectual culture that provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to acquire knowledge and develop interdisciplinary skills that enable deeper and more productive understandings of Africa and Africans in both an historical and contemporary context and their role in and contribution to humanity and the global community.
  • Our mission, furthermore, is to produce a cadre of African American, American, international and other minority graduates equipped with knowledge and interdisciplinary skills to engage in problem solving, teaching, research and professional careers in African and international affairs and development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scope and Methods Of African Studies
  • Theory in African Studies 
  • Public Policy and Development 
  • Africa in World Affairs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 for graduate (Consult graduate department for exception to this requirement)
  • Minimum number of credits - 30
  • Submission of a thesis in partial fulfilment of requirement for many departments
  • Statement of Academic Interest & Professional Goals
  • Autobiographical Sketch
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)          
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended
  • Official Transcripts

International Applicants Special Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts, final certificates and/or mark/grade sheets must be sent directly from the college or university to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
  • If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official translated copy.
  • An academic evaluation by a NACES member is required from all international students who have studied outside of the United States
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35556 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35556 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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