48 months
28470 USD/year
28470 USD/year
12280 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Department of Africana Studies (AFST) at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) provides students of all ethnic, national and cultural backgrounds the necessary tools to understand, critically evaluate, analyze and interpret events and phenomena that structure the experiences, possibilities and dynamics of the people of African descent in the United States, Africa and its Diasporas.

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Students in the Africana Studies (AFST) program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  are offered a broad array of courses addressing cultural, economic, historical, political, psychological and sociological issues that affect peoples of African descent from diverse disciplinary and comparative perspectives. 

Program Overview

Africana Studies at UMBC offers a rigorous and challenging academic program that prepares students to think and write critically and clearly, engage in research and service, argue persuasively, and effectively solve problems. AFST adopts an intellectual approach that is sensitive to the interests and outlook of the people of African descent and their contributions to the interdependent global world through human development and civilization, arts and the sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Black Literature: 20th Century
  • African history and politics
  • African-American culture and experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have or are currently earning your high school/secondary school diploma or equivalent but have not earned college credits at the university level AFTER earning your diploma, you should apply to UMBC as a first-year student.
    • We weigh a number of factors in making admission decisions. In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of your curriculum, class rank, and other achievements as well as your essay will be considered. We expect applicants to have completed a strong college preparatory program of study from an accredited high school/secondary school.
    • If you have attended a postsecondary institution, such as a college or university, outside the United States, submit course by course credentials evaluated through one of the following evaluation services. 
    • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12280 USD per year during 48 months.


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