• Graduate
  • Undergraduate
  • African-American Studies Certificate

Admissions criteria

Current KU Graduate Students:

Current graduate students wishing to enroll in the Graduate Certificate Program will apply through the Office of Graduate Studies. A student must be in good standing with their current graduate degree program in order to participate in the certificate program. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. The application process entails completing the online application, paying a $30.00 application fee, and submitting materials required for the Graduate Certificate:

  1. A letter stating your interest in African Studies or African-American Studies and its relationship to your graduate course of study
  2. An unofficial copy of your KU transcript or a current copy of your Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  3. A letter of support from your graduate degree program

Non-KU Graduate Students:

Non-KU graduate students must complete an application through the Office of Graduate Studies for admission into the certificate program and submit a $30.00 application fee along with the following materials:

  1. A letter stating your interest in the African Studies or African-American Studies Graduate Certificate Program
  2. Official copies of transcripts from all previous post-secondary educational institutions
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic work or potential for graduate study

All inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Jessica Gerschultz, AAAS Director of Graduate Studies
email: jgersch@ku.edu

Dr. Elizabeth MacGonagle, KASC Director
email: macgonag@ku.edu

Bethany Harris, Graduate Academic Advisor
email: bethanyharris@ku.edu

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