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Graduate Program

The Master’s degree in Native American Studies uses distinctly Native American perspectives to place the sovereignty of Native nations and the cultures of Native peoples at the center of academic study. In addition to core classes in Indigenous theory and research methods, the Native American Studies curriculum currently supports intensive study in three interrelated areas of emphasis that are synthetic and interdisciplinary in nature: Tribal Governance and Policy; Indigenous Media and Arts; and Language, History, and Cultural Knowledges. The curriculum is, at the same time, focused and flexible. Students are encouraged to combine areas of emphasis according to their own scholarly and professional goals.

The cutting edge NAS curriculum makes NAS graduates uniquely competitive for future jobs and graduate programs. In the past twenty years, Native American Studies has awarded over 200 degrees; NAS alumni have distinguished themselves in a wide range of careers some of which include: tribal government, law, health policy, filmmaking and media, historic preservation, language revitalization, an education.

In addition, to the MA degree, students may pursue a joint MA/JD in Native American Studies and Law as well as a graduate certificate in American Indian Social Work. In the past twenty years, Native American Studies has awarded over 200 degrees; NAS alumni have distinguished themselves in a wide range of careers some of which include: tribal government, law, health policy, filmmaking and media, historic preservation, language revitalization, an education.
For graduate degree requirements, click here:

· Master’s Degree in Native American Studies
· Master’s Degree in NAS/Juris Doctorate with OU College of Law
· Graduate Certificate in American Indian Social Work with Zarrow School of Social Work

Click Here for NAS MA Degree Plan

 

Admission Requirements

The Native American Program evaluates each applicant individually in order to select for admission those applicants who have the aptitude, scholarship, and analytical skill necessary to successfully complete an advanced degree. In order to form an opinion about an applicant's aptitude, scholarship, and analytical ability we require the following information.
  • Transcript of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) aptitude test. (To insure that these scores are current, the exam must have been taken in the last two years.)
  • Three letters of academic recommendation.

The Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma has specific admission requirements of:
  • (for non-native English speaking applicants) a TOEFL score of 550 or higher.

The Native American Studies Program does not have specific admission requirements (e.g. minimum GRE scores). Rather, an admissions committee comprised of three members of the graduate faculty recommends admission on the basis of GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and prior academic record. All these sources of information are helpful in the evaluation of an applicant's ability to pursue an advance degree. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 


 

Applying to the Program

 

To apply to the master’s program, you must complete an online graduate application to the University. For more information please, contact Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham at acobb@ou.edu.

http://www.ou.edu/gradweb/