Career Preparation | African American & African Diaspora Studies

Career Preparation

Graduate School Resources

The National Council for Black Studies maintains a list of Africana Studies Graduate Programs at the master’s and doctoral levels

Certificate Programs

Pre-Doctoral Summer Programs

  • The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a graduate-level research experience for highly talented undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing doctorates in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts.
  • The Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute at Louisiana State University is is a four week summer intensive program designed to promote the entrance of promising and talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds into graduate programs within the humanities and social sciences.
  • The African American Literatures and Cultures Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio is a preparatory program that guides students in learning about what it takes to become a Professor of African American literary and cultural studies.

Law School Resources


  • ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools, 2009 Edition
  • Barron’s Guide to Law Schools
  • Planet Law School II: What You Need to Know (Before You Go), But Didn’t Know to Ask … And No One Else Will Tell You, Second Edition, by Atticus Falcon
  • The Official Guide to Legal Specialties, by Lisa L. Abrams
  • Ultimate Guide to Law Schools, by U.S. News & World Report


The Law School Admission Council provides:

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity has special programs for students interested in pursuing a law degree:

The National Black Prelaw Conference and Law Fair is held each fall in Houston, TX