African Studies - Master of Arts (M.A.)

The African studies master’s degree program is intended for students who wish to: (1) obtain a graduate degree in African studies in order to pursue careers in government, international relations (e.g., the Diplomatic Corps), international development, international business, or a professional field; or (2) continue graduate work in a discipline; or (3) combine an M.A. degree in African studies with another master’s degree in the arts, social and other sciences, or in one of the professional schools.

The program normally takes two years to complete. It gives students the flexibility to tailor coursework to their needs and interests while requiring them to develop competence on a particular topic or region as well as in research methods and at least intermediate proficiency in an African language.