Florida International University, based in Miami, FL offers a fully funded master’s in African and African Diaspora Studies. The M.A. degree in African & African Diaspora Studies provides interdisciplinary, graduate-level education and prepares students to develop and employ theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to the research of critical issues pertaining to African America, the African and its diasporas. Each academic year a limited number of graduate students are hired as graduate assistants. Graduate assistantships are allocated on a competitive basis and typically pay a substantial portion of tuition expenses and provide a stipend.