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Africana Studies MA, 4+1, CERT



Social & Behavioral Sciences


The graduate program of the Department of Africana Studies provides students with critical exposure to the multidisciplinary study of people and cultures of African descent in the United States, Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and Europe. The graduate programs provide a balance of a foundation in Africana Studies, and multidisciplinary research methods in Africana Studies. The M.A. degree offers with advanced study in the four pillars of the Department: Pan African consciousness, public humanities, gender and sexuality studies, and visual and material culture. The department offers the Graduate Certificate program, through which UD students in any graduate department, may amplify the Africana analysis in their own course of study. The Department of Africana Studies also participates in the University’s African American Public Humanities Initiative, an interdisciplinary program integrating the disciplines of History, English, Art History, and Africana Studies to train students for a broad range of careers in and beyond the academy.

Individuals with graduate degrees in Africana Studies hold professional positions in government, schools, community organizations, journalism, etc., in addition to academic positions in colleges and universities.

A certificate in Africana Studies is available to current graduate students.


UD Tuition:

The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2019-20 is $1898.00 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer scholarships to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.


Application Deadline:

January-15 Final deadline to apply

4+1 Applicants must apply by Feb 15 of their junior year.

* International applicants are not eligible to obtain a US student visa solely with an acceptance to a UD Graduate Certificate program. Certificates may be added by full-time matriculated graduate students.

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For more about this program contact:
Department of Africana Studies
417 Ewing Hall, 15 Orchard Road
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2897 • Monica Coleman >



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