The joint M.A./M.P.A. degree program in African Studies and Public Affairs prepares you for academic roles that require a working knowledge of African history and affairs, as well as knowledge and research experience in the humanities, social sciences, policy, and management. You will need to apply for admission to the master’s programs of both the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
You will be assigned a mentor from each unit until you form a M.A./M.P.A. thesis or project committee which should be co-directed by a faculty member from each unit. The two degrees must be awarded simultaneously.