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M.A. Degree Requirements

studentsStudents pursuing the M.A. in Indigenous Studies must successfully complete a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours: a 9-hour core curriculum plus 21 hours taken according to either Plan A or Plan B.

Core Curriculum

ISP 800: Indigenous Issues in the United States. A 3-hour graduate-level course taught by the director of the ISP with guest presentations by faculty who study indigenous peoples from various disciplinary perspectives.

One 3-hour graduate-level course in the history of indigenous peoples of North America, e.g. HIST 801: Graduate Colloquium in Indigenous Peoples of North America.

One 3-hour graduate-level course with 50% or more content in Indigenous Peoples that has been approved by the Executive Committee, offered by certain departments such as English, History, and Humanities & Western Civilization.

Plan A: Portfolio

  • 12 hours of coursework with content relevant to the field of indigenous studies approved by the student’s graduate committee.
  • 9 hours of electives.
  • An M.A. examination: an oral examination in which the candidate defends his or her portfolio, which will be composed of the student's entire body of work completed in courses counted for the degree.

Plan B: Thesis

  • 12 hours of coursework with content relevant to the field of indigenous studies approved by the student’s graduate committee.
  • 6 hours of electives.
  • 3 hours of thesis on an approved subject with an oral defense.

 

 

 


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