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.
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.
- 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
- Readings in African American Social Thought
- African American Music
- Seminar in the African American Woman
- Seminar in African American Social Philosophy
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete online application
- Interview: An interview may be required.
- Resume: Current resume required.
- Writing Sample: The paper should be no more than 20 pages in length and fully referenced according to a professional, scholarly style manual.
- Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
- Standardized Test Scores:
- GRE: Optional. Scores may be submitted if available.
- Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: An applicant is expected to have some academic background in Africology and African American Studies.
- Statement of Goals: Approximately 500 to 1,000 words include your specific interest in Temple's Department of Africology and African American Studies; your research goals as they relate to Africology and African American Studies and to the social relevance of the discipline; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.
International39870 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
National39870 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State28980 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 12 months.
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