Program of Study
A multi-disciplinary program, the MA in Africana Studies explores topics in politics, culture, history, and social science. Choose one of two concentrations – African Studies or African American Studies – and select from subfields such as psychology and literature to further align your program of study with your interests.
Core requirements (14 credits)
Research Seminar and Socio-Methodology for Africana Studies (8 credits)
African American Studies
- Survey of African American Literature
- Seminar in African American History
- Race Theory and Social Thought
- Problems of African Economics
- African History
- Topics in African History
- Readings in African History
- Seminar on Africa in World Politics
- African Politics
Concentration Requirements (12 credits)
Students must choose a concentration in either African or African American Studies. Each concentration will require 12 credits of coursework in the field of specialization.
Supporting Courses (6 credits)
Among electives, 3-4 credits may be taken outside of the Department.
Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination in the specific areas of Africana Studies.
GPA Degree Clearance:
A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required to obtain a Master’s Degree.
For more information, contact Michelle Harris at [email protected].
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Africana Studies graduate students will develop proficiency in research methods.
- Students will demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of African and African American history, culture, politics and society.
- Students graduating with a Master’s degree in Africana Studies will be prepared for doctoral or professional studies in relevant areas.