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MA class of '15

The African Studies M.A. program is no longer accepting new applications. The master's program will remain avaliable only to currently enrolled students and new matriculants who enter the program in 2018-2019.

Master of Arts in African Studies

The one-year Master of Arts program in African Studies at Stanford University is designed for highly qualified college graduates who have previous experience working, living or studying in Africa.

The program seeks a diverse group of students prepared to pursue a highly focused, demanding course of study in a limited time frame.

The purpose of the master's program is to further develop knowledge and skills in African Studies and to prepare students for a professional career or doctoral studies. This is achieved through completion of courses, in the primary field as well as related areas, and experience with independent work and specialization.