Graduate Program

Welcome to the Graduate Program in the Department of African and African American Studies

Greetings from the Director of Graduate Studies

The Department of African and African American Studies offers graduate programs in the fields of African American studies and of African Studies. The aim of the African American studies program is to combine an interdisciplinary training in African American cultural and social studies with a focus in a major disciplinary field, leading to the PhD in African American Studies. The aim of the African studies program is to offer rigorous interdisciplinary training in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus in a disciplinary field, leading to the PhD in African Studies.

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Graduate Program Admissions

Information on admission into the Graduate Program in African and African American Studies available from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Prospective Students
Graduate Program Requirements

The Department of African and African American Studies offers graduate programs in the fields of African American Studies and of African Studies. Their aim is to offer rigorous interdisciplinary training in the humanities and the social sciences, with a focus in a disciplinary field, leading to the PhD.

Requirements for the Graduate Program
Secondary Field

Students enrolled in a PhD program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Government, History, History of Art and Architecture, History of American Civilization, History of Science, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, and Religion may achieve formal recognition for completing a secondary field in African and African American Studies.

Taking a Secondary Field in African American Studies