Graduate Admissions


Why the Department of African-American Studies?

The Department of African-American Studies offers a vibrant and highly competitive graduate program. The Department’s Master of Arts degree is designed to provide students with a rigorous interdisciplinary training in the scholarly investigation of people of African descent. The faculty and the courses of the graduate program are drawn from the department and other academic units throughout the university.

How to Apply


 Apply for Admission

When applying to our graduate programs, you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office; the Department does not gather any paperwork, so please do not send any documents to the department, as they will not be processed.

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Nobody likes to wait, but unfortunately this is your next step. You will eventually be notified regarding your acceptance, but you can always check your application’s status online.

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If you are accepted by the department, you will need to accept the offer and then make plans to join us downtown. The department should be in contact with you with updates on the start of the semester and what you need to do next.

Contact Us

In-Person: Walk-in daily from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 3 – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Map: Office of Graduate Services

Main Office Number: 404-413-5040