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Master of Arts in African and African-American Studies

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Graduate Admission

Admission is based primarily on the applicant’s undergraduate and/or graduate record, statement of academic objectives or purpose, and academic references from individuals familiar with the applicant’s work. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in the arts, social sciences, or humanities with a demonstrated interest in African or African-American studies. Prospective students must take the Graduate Record Examination and have the results forwarded to the Graduate Application Processing Center.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of African and African-American Studies
Graduate Applications
Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545

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