Course: MARY AFST 592: MAS Essay (Master of African Studies)

A minimum 150-page publishable quality essay worth two credits researched and written from professional-quality field research done onsite in Africa.  


  1. Students with undergraduate degrees who are officially enrolled as MIAS students through the ordinary application process and have finished seven courses.

  2. Formal MAS application and acceptance.

  3. An essay proposal approved by the MIAS faculty.

  4. Essay topic developed from one of the papers of the seven courses taken.

  5. A minimum 3.0 grade point average (B) for the seven courses.

  6. Completion of the essay within five years from the time of acceptance into the MAS program.

  7. Successful presentation and defense of essay in a colloquium.