Graduate Overview

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Choosing to pursue a graduate degree is a demonstration of your passion for knowledge, research and problem-solving. It's a pledge to your peers, professors and yourself that you will continually strive for academic growth and personal integrity. It's a single step that scales mountains, pushes boundaries and opens doors. It will change your life.

The Learning Environment

We are an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students committed to rigorous, socially engaged scholarship. Currently, our graduate students come from more than a dozen different countries. Faculty members with diverse interests ranging across the humanities and social sciences to geographical specialization in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa offer close graduate mentorship designed to further our students' unique professional goals. Here, you will have the freedom to design an educational pathway that meets your needs, your way.

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The UB College of Arts and Sciences is committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and preparing doctoral students for career success. 

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Contact Us

We encourage prospective students to complete an information request form to learn more about pursuing graduate work in the Department of Africana and American Studies. Current students may contact their faculty advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies with questions.