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Georgia State University

Department of African-American Studies

Atlanta, GA

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Overview

Georgia State University / Department of African-American Studies is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
17
Accepted
11
Enrolled
68%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 86.21%
White or Caucasian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: HIV prevention education and culturally relevant praxis; African-American women's activism and social movements; narrative therapy and family counseling; African women's history; African-American social movements, civil rights, and Black power movements
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
United States
Contact Dr. Akinyele Umoja
Chair, Department of African-American Studies
Email: aadaku@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5137
Fax: 404-413-5140