Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies
Learn the fundamental theoretical and practical issues confronting African people with the Master of Arts in Africology and African American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Gain an advanced understanding of the dynamics, experiences and traditions of people of African descent through a specialized curriculum that emphasizes self-guided studies and collaborative research opportunities.
The Africology and African American Studies MA is informed by the African-centered/Afrocentric paradigms in relation to other perspectives in Africana studies. Students in this 30-credit graduate program can focus on several different areas, including
- African regional geography,
- Afrocentric theory,
- Caribbean culture,
- ethnographic methods,
- gender studies,
- mass media,
- popular culture,
- research methods, and
- social and political thought.
Africology and African American Studies MA graduates pursue careers in public and private sectors, including the arts and humanities, business, healthcare, social services and teaching. Others choose to pursue the Africology and African American Studies PhD, with the goal of teaching at the collegiate level or engaging in academic research.
Course requirements take place at Temple’s Main Campus and can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.