Master of Arts

Master of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies

Requirements of the AAADS M.A.

You must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The degree offers two different tracks or specializations to focus their course work—“Power, Citizenship, and the State” and “Race, Representation, and Knowledge Systems”— which reflect the current state of the field and take advantage of the traditional strengths of the department, its adjunct faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Bloomington campus.

Thesis or creative project

Each student must complete a thesis or creative project. If the student chooses to write a thesis, an oral defense of their thesis must be convened prior to the granting of the degree. In the case of a creative project, a public presentation is required, in addition to the oral defense and analytical or creative written component.