African American Studies PhD
The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.
Students entering the African American Studies doctoral program are eligible for a Master of Arts degree when they complete the program’s 18-course requirement and a Second Year Paper that has been approved by the Graduate Committee. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the required 18 courses to be eligible for the master's degree. Up to 6 courses can be transferred from other graduate institutions to count towards the 18-course degree requirement. To obtain a master's degree, students should submit the Application for Degree and a Master's Degree Completion form via TGS Forms in CAESAR by the published deadlines for degree awarding for a given quarter. Students must complete all the requirements for the master's degree within five years of the date of their initial registration in The Graduate School.
Total Units Required: 18
The track is one of the three areas of research training in the Department of African American Studies:
- Expressive Arts, Literature, and Cultural Studies
- Politics, Society, and Culture.
- 6 core courses
- 4 track courses
- 4 courses within one’s chosen discipline of specialization
- 3 elective courses
- 1 research methods course