Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies & Master of Arts in Africana Studies
E. Anthony Hurley,
Ward Melville Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg,
Graduate Program Director:
L. H. Owens,
Melville Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.,
Ward Melville Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg.,
The Department of Africana Studies(AFS) in the College of Arts and Sciences(CAS) offers a course of interdisciplinary studies leading to a Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies. The purpose of the Graduate Certificate(GC) is threefold: to fill a need for academic inquiry at the graduate level spanning the experiences, history and perspectives of individuals of African heritage(United States, Caribbean/Latin America, Africa); to broaden the scope of academic offerings at the graduate level within the SUNY system and at Stony Brook University(SBU) specifically; and to enhance professional development in a range of careers and professions where knowledge and increased understanding of Black communities past and present is important. Included among these areas are education, law, management, medicine, public health, public service, social welfare, museum curatorship, cinema and media studies. AFS has also been approved by the state of New York to offer the M.A. degree in Africana Studies.
The Graduate Certificate requires a total of 15 graduate course credits found in the Africana Studies core curriculum. Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. Students applying to pursue the GC should also have a 3.0 during their undergraduate years. Six(6) of the credits for the GC are in foundational courses listed as 500 and 502. The remaining 9 credits may be selected from a mix of seminar classes approved by an AFS Department graduate advisor. The application process can be started online by clicking admissions on the main SBU web page and following the appropriate instructions.
M.A. students pursuing M.A.T. and MLS degrees in academic and professional programs outside of Africana Studies may gain approval from their academic units if seeking to designate Africana courses as a cognate area.
First time graduate enrollees desiring campus housing should also keep in mind that housing must be pursued through the housing office which usually has an application deadline in early May. The University at Stony Brook is also fortunate to be connected to NYC and the greater metropolitan area by the Long Island Railroad(LIRR) which has a station on the campus.
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Tuition and Fees NY State ($370 per credit) $7,626
Tuition and Fees Out of State ($632 per credit) $12,342
Room and Board Not required *
Books and Supplies $540
Median Federal Loan Debt 0 **
Median Private Loan Debt 0 **
Institutional Finance Plan 0
On Time Completion Rate: 100%
Placement Rate Data is not available
* Only full time students (12 or more credits are eligible for campus housing. Room and Board per semester, currently = $5,466
** If the number of students who completed the program during the award year was less than 10, for privacy, this information is not required to be disclosed
Scholarship Awards; Bliss Verdon and Richard B. Moore May 25, 2011, SBS S-244
Commencement and Convocation; May 25, 2011, SBS S-244
Congratulations to the first graduates for the Graduate Certificate in Africana Studies
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn P. Harris on her Appointment to full time faculty
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Harris on the award for a Presidential Mini Grant
We welcome a new Visiting Assistant Professor for Fall 2011 Dr. Zebulon Miletsky
Undergraduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Graduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Fax: 631.632.5703