Students who take courses in this area acquire a special skill set that will enable them to critically interrogate their own experience, as well as the world around them.
The degree program in African American Studies, offered by The University of Iowa, also provides valuable background for careers in areas such as community work, public school teaching, religion, government, political science, and law.
Iowa’s African American Studies Program features a broad-based curriculum and faculty who specialize in a wide range of topics. Because it is a small program, there are many opportunities for individualized attention.
- The African American studies major provides a valuable background for careers in a diverse society, in areas such as community work, public school teaching, religion, government, political science, and law. Some graduates go on to advanced study, many preparing for work as teachers and administrators at colleges and universities.
- Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Introduction to African American Religions
- Introduction to African American History
- African American Islam
- Twentieth-Century African American Religion: Civil Rights to Hip-Hop
- Topics in African Cinema
- Topics in African American Studies (when topic is history, religion, or the diaspora)
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 1884 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit an application
- Pay the $80 application fee
- Upload your academic records
- If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements
- You completed secondary school in the United States
- You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
- You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
- Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681
International31793 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
National31793 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State9830 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9830 USD per year during 48 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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