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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

African American Studies Application Checklist

The Deadline for Applications is January 10th

  • Deadline: January 10
  • Minimum GPA Required: 3.0
  • Undergraduate Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement (In this document students should summarize their academic history, career goals, personal background, reasons for applying to the Pan African Studies graduate program and state the name(s) and research interests of department faculty members which aligns with theirs specific academic focus and research plans).
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Examination: Highly recommended, but not required
  • Writing Sample: 10-12 pages (Any research paper that the student received an "A" grade centering around African American/ Black/Pan African Studies, Ethnic/Multicultural Studies, Cultural Studies, or Gender/Feminist topics).
  • Apply through the Graduate School Applications website.

International Students

  • The TOEFL exam is required; scores must exceed 600 (paper), 250 (computer), or 100 (internet).
  • Citizens of countries where English is the first language are exempt from the TOEFL exam.
  • Submission of undergraduate transcripts is required. All submitted undergraduate transcript should be based on the USA 4.0 ranking system.
  • Please complete the following steps if your transcript needs to be converted:
    • STEP 1: Contact ECE, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
      • P.O. Box 514070
        Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470 USA
        Telephone: (414) 289-3400
    • STEP 2: Request a course-by-course evaluation and pay required fee.
    • STEP 3: Instruct the Credential Service to mail an official report directly to:
      • Graduate Admissions Processing
        Syracuse University
        P.O. Box 35060
        Syracuse, New York 13235-5060