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  • Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies

  • Contact:
  • 660 Barrows Hall #2572
    African American Studies
    University of California-Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    United States

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The African American graduate program focuses on the life, culture, and social organization (broadly defined) of persons of African descent. The study of Africa, North America, and the Caribbean are central components of the program. Students are expected to apply a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the international and national divisions of race as they pertain to persons of African descent, wherever they may find themselves.

  • Admission Information:
  • The department will admit graduate students to the Fall Semester only. Applicants must file a completed application for admission as well as all additional documents by the deadline. The deadline for admission to the Fall semester is normally on or before December 15th for Fellowship and non Fellowship applicants. Applications are accepted for the Ph.D. only. For U.S. citizens or current permanent residents, a nonrefundable fee of $70, (check or money order only) payable to the “Regents of the University of California,” and sent to the Cashier’s Office, must be submitted before we can process your application for admission. For all others the fee is $90.

    Admission Checklist
    * A completed University of California, Berkeley graduate application;

    * 2 official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;

    * 3 letters of recommendation;

    * Writing sample (15 pages or less) that best reflects your program/research interest;

    * TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System (required for all international students).

    660 Barrows Hall #2572
    Phone: (510) 642-7084

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