Admission

Graduate Admission

Prospective students are admitted to the M. A. program for the fall semester. The deadline to submit applications is MAY 1ST. Online applications can be completed and submitted through the KU Graduate Studies website. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

Admission Requirements include:

  • Graduate Application
  • All academic transcripts (transcripts can be uploaded and attached to the online application).
  • GRE scores (KU Code: 6871)
  • TOEFL required (if student's native language is not English)
  • Personal statement of purpose explaining your academic objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals, preferring most recent professors.
  • Sample of your writing. A paper from a previous course should be satisfactory.
  • Transcripts, statement of purpose and writing sample can be uploaded and attached to the online application. Letters of recommendation can also be submitted online.

    Contact Info

    Department of African and African-American Studies

    Bailey Hall
    1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
    785-864-3054
    785-864-5330
    afs@ku.edu
    http://afs.ku.edu
    Peter Ukpokodu, Chair
    785-864-3054

    Department of African and African-American Studies

    Bailey Hall
    1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
    785-864-3054
    785-864-5330
    afs@ku.edu
    http://afs.ku.edu
    Clarence Lang, Undergraduate Advisor
    785-864-5569
    celang@ku.edu

    Department of African and African-American Studies

    Bailey Hall
    1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 9
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
    785-864-3054
    785-864-5330
    afs@ku.edu
    http://afs.ku.edu
    Shawn Alexander, Director, Graduate Studies
    785-864-3054
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