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Africology and African American Studies

Temple University

M.A.
36 months
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51880 USD/year
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About

The mission of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University is to provide an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, and interpret the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent.

Overview

The Africology and African American Studies department's undergirding philosophy at Temple University is that the specific historical experiences of a people must be the central axis guiding and informing any effective analysis and interpretation of that people's past, present, and future. Our graduate program is informed by the African-centered/Afrocentric paradigms in relation to other perspectives in Africana studies. The program reflects a deeply ingrained commitment to the self-directed study of African peoples and has benefited from a variety of conceptual and political inputs from diverse, but fully committed, faculty participation as well as invaluable contributions from the community. The M.A. program seeks to answer the personal and intellectual aspirations of the student and the particular needs of society that are not satisfied by a baccalaureate degree. Thus, the M.A. provides more specialized study in Africology and African American Studies than the B.A. or B.S. degree and often serves as the terminal degree. It is the goal of the department that graduates with an M.A. in Africology and African American Studies be prepared to engage in a diverse range of intellectual issues that affect the lives of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora. The M.A. also serves as a strong foundation for those who intend to apply to the Ph.D. program.

Job Prospects

Graduates of the M.A. program in Africology and African American Studies find employment in a variety of public and private sector areas, including arts and humanities, business, social services, and teaching. Many secondary school teachers desire to enhance their skills by obtaining an M.A. degree in Africology and African American Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African Civilizations
  • Theories and Methods in African American Studies
  • The Afrocentric Paradigm
  • Special Topics in African Languages
  • Proseminar in Graduate Work in African American Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 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
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
147 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

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

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25940 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    51880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25940 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    37680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18840 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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