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Temple University

Department of African American Studies

Philadelphia, PA

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Temple University

Overview

Temple University / Department of African American Studies is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban 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 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Oral and written qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
11
Accepted
8
Enrolled
41%

Applying

60
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 December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA in African American studies; 3 letters of recommendation; minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 76.47%
White or Caucasian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.88%
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 5
Male (9)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: African history and civilization, contemporary political and cultural developments, identity, African diaspora history and culture
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122-6096
United States
Contact Dr. Ama Mazama
Graduate Director
Email: afam@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-1992
Fax: 215-204-5953

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