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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 WES, World Education Services.
      • WES Reference No.
        World Education Services
        Attention: Documentation Center
        P.O. Box 5087
        Bowling Green Station
        New York, NY 10274-5087 USA
        Website: www.wes.org
        Telephone: (414) 289-3400
    • STEP 2: Request a course-by-course evaluation and pay required fee.
    • STEP 3: Instruct the World Education Services to mail an official report directly to:
      • Enrollment Management Processing Center
        Syracuse University
        Graduate Admissions Processing
        P.O. Box 35060
        Syracuse New York 13235-5060
      • Note: If sending materials using a package delivery company (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL), use this address:
        Enrollment Management Processing Center
        Syracuse University
        Graduate Admissions Processing
        716 E. Washington St., Suite 200
        Syracuse, New York 13210-1579