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African and Afro-American Studies

Brandeis University

48 months
61724 USD/year
61724 USD/year
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African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University thinkers have played a major role in defining the critical issues of our time, just as the cultures of Africans and their descendants have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world.


Program Details

In the African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University you will take courses in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences. 

You will gain the analytical tools needed to read, write, talk and think knowledgeably about the past, present and future of black people on the African continent, in the Americas and around the world.

Programme Structure


  • Colorism in Paradise
  • Black Visibility
  • Carceral Studies
  • African History in Real Time
  • Critical Race Theory

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

  • Required of all candidates: nine semester courses from among the AAAS and cross-listed courses below.
  • Two of the nine courses must be AAAS 5a (Introduction to African and African American Studies) and AAAS 189a (Senior Capstone Seminar). Students enrolled in AAAS 99d (Senior Thesis) are exempt from the Senior Capstone.
  • At least one course must be taken in each of the following areas: history, arts and social sciences (see lists in letter D below).
  • Four additional courses must be taken within one field of specialization

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61724 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61724 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    61724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61724 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waltham

1515 - 3136 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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