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African Studies has been a growing field at the University of Michigan. Courses are available in over 30 units across campus, and there are more than 170 faculty affiliates engaged in Africa-related projects, workshops, and research.

MA in International Studies, African Studies specialization

Students interested in a graduate degree in African studies can pursue an M.A. through the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS), designed for students seeking to gain advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of African studies. 

Undergraduate degree and graduate certification

Through the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), undergraduate and graduate students may pursue an undergraduate specialization and graduate certification in African studies, and complete the study of the African languages. 

Students can also study Africa in classes and specially designed projects offered through the Schools of Art and Design, Ross School of Business, Information, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Information, Music, Theater & Dance, as well as several other departments and schools. 


ASC supports students, faculty, and staff through a variety of funding opportunities to pursue research, teaching, and learning activities related to Africa. Visit the funding page for more info.

Student Organizations

Over the years, students have found new and exciting ways to facilitate the exchange of ideas and establish communities outside of the classroom around the study of Africa with the creation of Africa-related workshops, clubs, and organizations. 

ASC, in line with its mission to connect students working in/on Africa from all colleges and units on campus, now acts as the official sponsor of the these student organizations focused on Africa-related activities.