Course: MARY AFST 590: MA Thesis (Master of Arts in African Studies)

A minimum 150-page publishable quality thesis worth six credits researched and written from professional-quality field research done on-site in Africa.  


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

  2. Formal MA application and acceptance.

  3. A thesis proposal approved by the MIAS faculty.

  4. Thesis topic developed from one of the papers of the six courses taken.

  5. A minimum 3.5 grade point average (B+) for the six courses.

  6. Completion of the thesis within five years from the time of acceptance into the MA program.

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