The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

African American Studies

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Graduate Certificate

Required Supporting Documents


  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.25 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


  • Must already be an admitted graduate student in American Studies, Anthropology, English, History, Languages and Cultures, or Political Science
  • Registration form with signatures from your major adviser and the head of your home department
  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent

Graduate Certificate (degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students)


  • Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Registration form with signatures from your major adviser and the head of your home department

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    October 1 March 1 August 1

Program Contact Information


  • Name Matilda Stokes
    Phone 765-494-5680
    Email mstokes@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address African American Studies and Research Center
    Purdue University
    100 North University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
    USA
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