Deadline for application: December 15, 2016
All applicants to our program must meet the University of Wisconsin Graduate School’s admission requirements
Information regarding fellowships, tuition, housing, cost of living, etc. can be found at financial aid.
Read the application and corresponding instructions carefully. Only the online application and the $75 application fee are sent to the Graduate School. Other materials must be sent to the Department of Afrfo-American Studies.
To apply to the Master’s program, please send the following to the Afro-American Studies Department, 4141 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison WI 53706:
[International academic records must be in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Documents must be issued by the school with the official seal/stamp and offical signatures.]
The Department of Afro-American Studies does not currently require students to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), although we recommend that you do so. Students who do not take the GRE are ineligible for certain types of financial aid. Admission to the department is competitive: the minimum overall GPA required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA above 3.3 are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students who have completed undergraduate courses in subjects related to Afro-American history, culture, or society or who have completed an undergraduate major in one of the following fields: Afro-American Studies; a related social science discipline; the humanities.
The department admits students only once a year, in January, for the following academic year which begins in the fall. The department must receive all materials by December 15, 2016 if you wish to be considered for the Bridge Program, grant funding or a teaching assistantship during the 2017–2018 academic year. Applications received after December 15, 2016 and by January 15, 2017 will be considered, but not for funding or the Bridge Program. It is your responsibility to check with the department prior to January 15, 2016 regarding the receipt of your materials. Materials submitted to the department cannot be returned.