COURSE CATALOGUE

NAIROBI, KENYA

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.  

Requirements:

  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.