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 StructureCourses 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies View 159 other Masters in Ethnic Studies in United States
- 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.
International32156 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
National30704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State10630 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.
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