Applying for the Graduate Program

Before applying

Please also note that beginning in Fall 2017 until further notice, we will not be accepting applications for the M.A. with pedagogy focus.


Admission to the graduate program requires a bachelors degree with substantial coursework related to the expressive cultures of Africa. Admitted students with an insufficient background in African cultural studies may be asked to complete additional coursework beyond the regular degree requirements. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale or equivalent academic performance on other scales. The Department will consider special cases, however, for probationary admission. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact the Graduate Coordinator – Toni Landis:

Admission into the Ph.D. program requires an M.A. in a closely related field (with the thesis or another substantive piece of graduate-level writing submitted as a writing sample)

Application Requirements

Funding Opportunities

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Application Contacts

Graduate Coordinator – Toni Landis:

Department Address
Department of African Cultural Studies
1410 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706