Master of Arts in Pan-African Studies

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

Program Information

The Pan-African Studies Department offers courses that may be applied toward graduate degrees in other areas. Students must obtain their program advisor's permission before enrolling in these courses. Students who are interested in more information on these courses should contact the Department's Director for Graduate Programs (DGS).

Program Admission Information

The Pan-African Studies Graduate Studies Committee only considers applications for the Fall semesters only.  The deadline for applications is January 15th.  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 300 is preferred.
  • 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 Three (3 credit hours)

Elective in Related Field (with advisor’s approval) (3 credit hours)

Minimum Total 33 Credit Hours

Faculty

Tomarra Adams

Assistant Professor

Latrica Best
Associate Professor

Graduate Director

W. Carson Byrd

Assistant Professor

Joy G. Carew

Associate Professor

Robert L. Douglas

Professor Emeritus

Tyler Fleming

Assistant Professor

Pearlie Johnson

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth M. Jones

Assistant Professor

Ricky L. Jones
Professor

Department Chair

Yvonne V. Jones

Associate Professor

Shirletta Kinchen

Assistant Professor

Mawuena Logan

Assistant Professor

Michael Brandon McCormack

Assistant Professor

Priscilla McCutcheon

Assistant Professor

Theresa A. Rajack-Talley

Associate Professor

Kaila Story

Associate Professor

William Tkweme

Assistant Professor