How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple’s online graduate application along with an application fee of $60. 

All College of Liberal Arts candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree in a related field before applying to a graduate program. However, in the past, students without a related bachelor’s degree have performed well in the program. Therefore, an applicant’s entire application package will be considered.

Candidates will be asked to submit the following along with their application. 

Supporting Materials

Official electronic transcripts must be sent via an email to afam@temple.edu. Original transcripts can be mailed to the following address. 

Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Dept. of Africology and African American Studies
Attn: Belinda Wilson
808 Gladfelter Hall 
1115 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet the following minimums.

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

Application Deadline 

  • Fall: Jan. 15 

Questions

For questions about admissions, contact
Tammey Abner, admissions coordinator in the Department of Africology and African American Studies.
Phone: 215-204-8491
Email: tammey.abner@temple.edu