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African American and African Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (QS) , OH,
The Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Arts, and a PhD degrees in African American and African Studies.

About

Originally established as an academic division in October 1969 as Black Studies, it is a proud product of the 1960's Black freedom movement.The department achieved formal department status in 1972. Today, it enjoys the reputation of being one of the strongest African American and African Studies programs in the nation.

The department's primary mission is:

  • To stimulate teaching and research about the Black experience in the United States, Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.
  • To encourage students and others to assess various strategies for advancing human progress through the examination of the global struggle for Black freedom.

Our courses are taught by more than 18 full-time faculty members who each hold the doctoral degree in their respective disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Literature
  • Music
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Community development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38181 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    34929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34929 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12425 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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