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African American and African Studies

Michigan State University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in African American and African Studies is an interdisciplinary program at Michigan State University of study devoted to advanced exploration and analysis of the social, cultural, and political-economic experiences of African Americans, Africans in the Continent and African-descendent peoples in other parts of the African Diaspora. 

Overview

Program highlights

The African American and African Studies program at Michigan State University prepares students for a range of academic and professional career opportunities and consists of two plans, a Plan A (with thesis) option that prepares graduate students for doctoral study and a Plan B (without thesis) option that equips graduate students with interdisciplinary Black Studies professional skills that may be used in a variety of professional careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to African Studies
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Introduction to African Diaspora Studies
  • Multicultural Pedagogy in African American and African Studies
  • Domestic Internship in African American and African Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have the results of the Graduate Record Examination General Test forwarded to the college.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Submit a personal statement and an academic purpose stating personal and professional goals, disciplinary interests in Africana studies and desire to pursue a Plan A or Plan B program of study.
  • Submit a writing sample, usually a recent research paper.
  • Submit two copies of official transcripts demonstrating an earned Bachelor’s degree in an area of study appropriate for advanced work in Africana studies and a grade-point average of 3.0.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from faculty acquainted with your course work using the University’s Letter of Recommendation Form for Admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14144 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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