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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Afro-American Studies

Amherst, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Afro-American Studies is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

50
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
20%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 52.78%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.78%
Unknown 2.78%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (7)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Manish Sinha
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-2751
Fax: 413-545-0628

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