12 months
2074 USD/credit 62220 USD/year
2074 USD/credit 62220 USD/year
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The Africana Studies MA program offered at New York University has a broad interdisciplinary curriculum in the study of Africans and Afro-descendants globally, focusing mainly in the following geographical areas: Africa, North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.


Students can concentrate in any one of these areas, compare and contrast between two or more areas, or take courses in all five of these areas.

The Africana Studies MA program offered at New York University prepares students interested in applying for PhD programs in history, literature, American studies, anthropology, communications, political science, sociology, economics and cinema studies, and for careers in education, cultural institutions, documentation, and public service.

The goals of the program include:

  • Developing literacies in key research themes and topics on contemporary historical, ethnographic, cultural and political discourses in Africana studies.
  • Improving writing proficiency and oral communication of ideas and cogent argumentation.
  • Honing critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Preparing students for original research within interdisciplinary Africana Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Commodity
  • Finance, Race, And Gender In The Atlantic World
  • Strategies In Social & Cultural Analysis
  • Sca Pro-seminar: The Art Of Research
  • Migration, Displacement, And Containment
  • New Directions In Latinx Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission.
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • GRE
  • Writing Sample 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2074 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    62220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2074 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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