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  • 48 months
    Duration
In the African American Studies programme from Saint Louis University, students, staff, and faculty come from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and fields of study. Collectively, our mission is to combine rigorous study, creativity, and research in the production and exchange of knowledge concerning the African Diaspora.
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Overview

You can apply to Saint Louis University with the help of INTO. If you satisfy the university admission requirements and the minimum English language scores you can choose the option of direct undergraduate admission. 

They will help you apply to multiple universities at once, take care of the student I-20 Form for US entry, and will not charge you any fees for the university application. 

What to expect from studying this African American Studies program

When studying a African American Studies program, you will choose to specialize in one the subjects focusing on the human condition: Anthropology, Languages, Cultural Studies, Ethics, Philosophy, Literature, History, Liberal Arts, and more.  

Learn about how culture grows and transforms and the major events that shaped our human society. You will develop creative and critical thinking. 

Become part of the discussion and the force of change that will shape our future and create a medium for discourse, idea exchange and the development of new ideas. 

By understanding the various aspects that make us human, you learn to bridge the gap and the differences between different cultures, and focus on the things we have in common, instead of our differences. 

Teaching is an important component of African American Studies, as once you will develop your knowledge of human culture you are responsible for sharing this knowledge with others, creating awareness and educating. 

Career options include:

  • Advertising agent
  • Business manager
  • City planner
  • Community relations specialist
  • Copy editor
  • Creative writer
  • Educator/professor
  • Health administrator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Linguist
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Policy analyst
  • Museum curator
  • Paralegal
  • University Administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Contemporary Black America
  • Survey of Art in Africa since Prehistory
  • Blacks & the Mass Media
  • Introduction to African-American Art
  • Political Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • Secondary/high school diploma; 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Essay. Additional requirements may apply. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45960 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madrid

  • 745 - 1260 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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