2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in African Studies

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in African Studies


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2022

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a dossier containing a resume describing academic, African-related, and professional experience, and a research paper or other writing sample that well demonstrates writing and analytical skills.

Also, applicants should have adequate preparation in undergraduate fields related to the program. Required preparation for the most typically consists of a BA in the social sciences, humanities, or arts.

African Studies, M.A./Public Health, M.P.H.

The African Studies Program and the School of Public Health have a concurrent degree program whereby a student can work for the Master of Arts in African Studies and the Master of Public Health with a specialization in Community Health Sciences at the same time. Students must be admitted to both programs and may count up to eight units of Community Health Sciences courses toward both degrees.

Program Name

African Studies

African Studies is an interdepartmental program. Interdepartmental programs provide an integrated curriculum of several disciplines.

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