Graduate Program

The department offers two paths for graduate students looking to join the African American Studies department. 

Graduate Concentration

The Department of African American Studies offers a Graduate Concentration (24 graduate hours) for any student enrolled in one of the following doctoral programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana: History, Educational Psychology, African Studies, Sociology, Political Science or Education Policy, Organization and Leadership.

Graduate Minor

The Department of African American Studies offers a Graduate Minor (12 graduate hours) for any student enrolled in a graduate program at Illinois.

For more information about enrolling in these programs, see the graduate admissions page