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The Center is proud to host a rich, diverse academic environment for the study of Africa. Although the Center does not currently offer a graduate degree in African studies, it is possible to pursue graduate study of Africa in a wide variety of disciplines at the University of Florida. Please visit the UF Graduate Admission webpage for specific information about applying to a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Florida. Students are also encouraged to learn more about lectures and events hosted through our many Center-sponsored organizations. To view the current calendar, click here.

Coursework in African Studies

Take a look at our course offerings to consider experiencing African Studies through a wide variety of academic perspectives on topics such as development, politics, health, environmental conservation, economics, religion, gender, and culture. Students can also pursue either a Minor or a Certificate in African Studies, at both the Masters and Doctoral levels.

Program in African Languages

The Center for African Studies currently offers seven African languages in close collaboration with the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. The Program in African Languages offers courses throughout the Academic year and during the summer.

Funding Opportunities

Graduate students pursuing training in African languages at UF are encouraged to apply for Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowships offered through the Center. FLAS Fellowships are available for the academic year or over the summer. Research and travel awards are also available for students due to the generous contributions of faculty and alumni.