Graduate Program

Admission to the concentration

Applicants must be in good standing 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, and demonstrate an interest in African American Studies. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, a brief personal essay that includes a statement of purpose that describes their background, career plans, and explains how a concentration in African American Studies enhances their primary program of study.

A student’s intent to pursue a graduate concentration must be approved by the student’s adviser and graduate program director. The student’s major department will determine how many graduate hours of the concentration may count toward the degree requirements in the student’s program.

Concentration adviser

The DAAS department head will function as graduate adviser for the concentration.