Graduate School

What You Can Do with an Africana Studies Concentration

The Interdisciplinary structure of the Program offers students an opportunity to satisfy increasingly rigorous expectations of graduate admissions committees and prospective employers for a broad liberal arts persepective that complements specialized knowledge of a field. Students who concentrate in Africana Studies continue on to careers in education, business, law, journalism, communications, social work, health care, and politics. Many of our concentrators use post-graduate work to make a difference in private and public sectors across the globe. Our students have continued on to attend law school, business school, medical school, they have completed graduate work in the humanities and social sciences, they teach public school, they work in non-profit organizations such as museums or government agencies, and have entered the advertising, sales, film, and music industries. See Africana in the World for the stories of recent Africana Studies Program Graduates.

We are excited that we have already begun building the pipeline, sending at least one of our recent graduates onto a graduate program in Africana Studies (Annie  Quarcoompome, currently at Vanderbilt University) – while others, such as Tony Coleman, are doing graduate work in related and important fields (Tony is at Divinity School at Harvard University).  We encourage you to think about graduate work in Africana Studies and/or in any and all other academic fields.

Here are some online lists of graduate programs in Africana/African-American/Black Studies:

African American Studies Graduate Programs

African Studies Graduate Programs

It is also well worth looking at individual school websites.  We have listed some but not all below.

Harvard University. Department of African and African American Studies.

Brown University. Africana Studies.

Rutgers University. Africana Studies.

Princeton University. Center for African American Studies.

Yale University. African American Studies.

Northwestern University. African American Studies.

Johns Hopkins. Center for Africana Studies.