The goal of this program is to help students develop social science skills that can be used to better society in the public and private spheres, specifically in support of African and African diaspora communities. The program provides students with a social science background in economics and Africana studies. Students analyze development economics, politics, and other social sciences and gain a broader perspective of how these disciplines apply to Africa and the African diaspora. Students can earn a Master of Arts in this program by taking 36 points over three terms and by the completion of either a master’s thesis or a special project associated with an internship conducted at a site involving the application of social science knowledge and principles to African affairs. While this program specifically targets African students, others with interest in this interdisciplinary connection between Africana studies and economics are encouraged to apply. The Master’s Program requires students to complete the Proseminar in Africana Studies, AFRS-GA 2000, Math for Economists, ECON-GA 1001, Microeconomic Theory, ECON-GA 1003, Macroeconomic Theory, ECON-GA 1005, Applied Statistics and Econometrics I and II, ECON-GA 1101,1102, and two of Africans in the World Economy, ECON-GA 3002, International Economic Development, PADM-GP 2203, and Political Economy, POL-GA 1400.