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African and African Diaspora Studies

University of Texas at Austin

M.A.
24 months
Duration
17694 USD/year
17694 USD/year
8928 USD/year
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About

The graduate program in African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) is designed to provide students with the skills and analytical frameworks necessary to engage interdisciplinary approaches for examining the lives of people of African descent throughout Africa and the African Diaspora, including the United States

Overview

AADS faculty and students understand the urgent need to critically address all aspects of Black life.  The graduate program requires students to grapple with questions central to the field such as:

  • What is Blackness and how is it lived and expressed throughout the African Diaspora?

  • What is race and how has it functioned in intersection with gender, sexuality, and class in the constitution of modernity, space, and selfhood?

  • What is the relationship of slavery and anti-black racisms to capitalism, empire, and democracy, and what are the legacies?

  • What are the cultural, imaginative, and institutional forms that have organized Black communal life?

Students will pursue these and other questions by engaging key works within the subfields of Black Feminism, Black History, Black Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Critical Educational Studies, Performance Studies, Political Economy, and Political Philosophy.  The program's objective is to provide students with the broad foundational knowledge necessary to pursue an academic career or to conduct scholarly research in African and African Diaspora Studies (also known as African, Black, African and African-American, African, and/or Black Diaspora Studies) or related fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Black Political Thought
  • Black Women's Intellectual His
  • Black Atlantic Modernisms

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8847 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4464 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

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