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Master of Arts in Pan-African Studies

Major: PAS
Degree Awarded: MA
Unit: GA
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/panafricanstudies


Program Information

The MA program provides an opportunity for structured graduate study in the multi-disciplinary field of Pan-African Studies. Students have the option of choosing between two concentrations African-American Studies or African Diaspora Studies.

Program Admission Information

Students applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Pan-African Studies program must meet the following standards:

  • Minimum 3.00 undergraduate cumulative grade point average.
  • Submission of an official transcript reflecting previous degree earned.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  •  Graduate Record Examination (GRE): combined score of at least 1000 on the previous version or 300 on the 2011 revised test. International students should have either (a) a TOEFL score of at least 550 (on the paper-based test), 213 (on the computer based test) or 79-80 (on the internet-based test), or (b) a IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  • Submission of a personal statement.
  • Submission of a current CV
  • Online Application
  • Writing Sample


Curriculum


Core Courses 15 Credit Hours

PAS 601: Graduate Research Methods

PAS 602: Theories and Issues in Pan-African Studies

Nine (9) credit hours of PAS courses for graduate credit distributed as follows:

  • Three (3) credit hours in Historical Studies;
  • Three (3) credit hours in Cultural Studies; and
  • Three (3) credit hours in Social Studies.

Concentration Areas:

African American Studies 12 Credit Hours

Nine (9) credit hours of PAS courses for graduate credit focusing on African Americans distributed as follows:

  • Three (3) credit hours in Historical Studies;
  • Three (3) credit hours in Cultural Studies; and
  • Three (3) credit hours in Social Studies.
  • Three (3) credit hours in any PAS area focusing on African Americans.

Or

African and Diaspora Studies 12 Credit Hours

Nine (9) credit hours of PAS courses for graduate credit focusing on Africa and/or the Diaspora, distributed as follows:

  • Three (3) credit hours in Historical Studies;
  • Three (3) credit hours in Cultural Studies; and
  • Three (3) credit hours in Social Studies.
  • Three (3) credit hours in any PAS area focusing on Africa and/or the Diaspora.

Thesis: PAS 604 3 Credit Hours

Elective in Related Field (with advisor’s approval) 3 Credit Hours

Minimum Credit Hours Total:  33



Departmental Faculty


Tomarra Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Latrica Best, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

W. Carson Byrd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Joy G. Carew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Robert L. Douglas, Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus

Tyler Fleming, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Pearlie Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Jones, J.D.

Assistant Professor

Ricky L. Jones, Ph.D.
Professor

Department Chair

Yvonne V. Jones, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

Shirletta Kinchen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mawena Logan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Michael Brandon McCormack, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Theresa A. Rajack-Talley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies 

Kaila Story, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 

William Tkweme, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Pan-African Studies - MA

Department Chair:
Dr. Ricky L. Jones
ricky.jones@louisville.edu
Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. Theresa Rajack-Talley
pasgrad@louisville.edu
Phone: (502)852-5985
Fax: (502)852-5954
 

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