About Us

“Education must not simply teach work–It must teach life.”

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Atlanta University Faculty Member
(1897-1910, 1934-1944)

Graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University dates back to the 1865 beginning of one of its founding institutions, Atlanta University---the nation's oldest private graduate institution serving a predominantly African American student body. 

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Humanities is an interdisciplinary, terminal degree program. This program allows graduate students the opportunity to have primary and secondary concentrations in the following disciplines:  

  • African American Studies
  • Africana Women's Studies
  • History
  • English

The program also allows secondary concentrations in: 

  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
This program is dedicated to promoting the core values of the University and is also dedicated to the values of consilience (bringing together principles of various disciplines) for the purpose of enhancing the study of humanities. The primary objective of this degree program is to offer graduate students an interdisciplinary course of study that provides opportunities to study and research in the fields of literature, the history and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Such an undertaking will foster     visionary, informed, culturally sensitive and socially responsible scholarship.