Master's in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Africana Studies

Program Requirements

For the master's in liberal arts with a concentration in Africana studies degree requirements, students should consult the Graduate Catalog. Students should adhere to the requirements within the graduate catalog under which they were admitted.

*Students admitted from summer 2020 to summer 2021 should consult the 2020-2021 graduate catalog.

*Students can elect another catalog following the one they were admitted under. More information on this policy, and other policies, can be found in the current graduate catalog.

Additional information on program requirements:

Required Africana Studies Courses:
*Students must earn a "B" or higher (3.0) in all required core courses or they will be required to retake the course.

Electives (12 Hours):
Students must complete 12 additional hours in approved graduate electives. These may include additional courses within Africana Studies or outside of the department*. Students may also choose to complete a graduate certificate as the basis of their elective work.  Please see the AFA MLA Handbook for further information on approved electives.

Thesis/Non-Thesis Option (6 Hours):
Students should make this decision at the end of the second semester of study. Please see the AFA MLA Handbook for further information on the thesis and non-thesis options.

Please review the AFA MLA Handbook, located on the Forms/Information page of the major's website, for more information. 

*Students must request approval from the graduate director for any course not pre-approved and listed under the degree in the graduate catalog.