Prospective students are admitted to the M.A. program for the fall or spring semester.

  • Application deadline for fall admission: May 1
  • Application deadline for spring admission: October 1

Admission Requirements include:

  • A completed Graduate Application
  • All academic transcripts (transcripts can be uploaded and attached to the online application)
  • Statement of Purpose: A professional narrative explaining your background, academic interests, and reason for applying to the M.A. program in African and African-American Studies
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals, preferring most recent professors
  • A sample of your writing or creative work that could be an academic paper or a combination of written work and a portfolio of creative work
  • All non-native speakers of English are required to verify their proficiency in English. Please see Graduate Admissions' English Proficiency Requirements webpage for additional information.

Contact for application questions:

Lauren Chaney
Graduate Academic Advisor
lkchaney@ku.edu
(785) 864-2306





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