African American and African Diaspora Studies, M.A. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
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M.A. On Campus

African American and African Diaspora Studies

24 months
Duration
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
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About

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington is committed to being one of the world's leading multi- and interdisciplinary graduate studies programs focused on peoples of African descent in the United States in comparison to African-descent peoples in other glo­balized contexts.

Overview

The multidisciplinary programme African American and African Diaspora Studies from  Indiana University Bloomington seeks to:

  • create and share with academic and nonacademic com­munities scholarship of the highest quality dealing with the broad range of the African American and African Diaspora experience;
  • promote the study and understanding of the historical and contemporary connections among Africans, African Ameri­cans, and other New World black communities; and
  • affirm the democratic tradition of equal opportunity for all by combating all forms of discrimination based on ethnic­ity, gender, class, and religious differences. The department assumes the ongoing responsibility of creating materials and conducting seminal research that aids in the develop­ment and shaping of African American and African Diaspora Studies as a discipline.

The purposes of the M.A. degree are:

  • to offer students an intense program in the analysis of Afri­can American issues;
  • to expose students to both historical and current method­ological approaches;
  • to expose students to issues throughout the African Diaspora;
  • to refine critical and problem-solving skills in both the hu­manities and social sciences;
  • to extend a sound basis for those going into a doctoral program; and
  • to prepare students for administrative, teaching, communi­cation, and social service careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Transforming Divided Communities and Societies
  • Pro-Seminar on Social and Behavioral Sciences in African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • Comparative Social Movements in the African Diaspora 
  • Black Feminisms
  • African Americans and Continental Africans: Ties that Bind
  • Rural Blacks in the African Diaspora

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Electronic applications are the only form of application at IU Bloomington and IUPUI except where accomodations are needed.
  • All applications must be accompanied by one complete transcript of all previous college and university work and should be submit­ted directly to the department in which the student wishes to apply. 
  • The program is open to any eligible student with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Letters of recommendation, a brief personal essay, and GRE scores are the main sources of information upon which decisions will be made.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
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