The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Studies is designed to provide students with necessary knowledge of the events, laws, policies, and treaties that have defined the relationship between the United States and Indigenous Nations and Peoples. This knowledge is essential to analysis of a broad range of historical, political, religious, and social issues in the U.S.
The program will provide students with a solid grounding in the histories and cultures of the Indigenous peoples of North America. The certificate program enables students to integrate knowledge of Indigenous issues into their own academic disciplines or professional training.
Completion of the certificate in Indigenous Studies represents an additional credential for graduate students from a variety of academic fields who are preparing for careers in research and teaching or professional practice. The certificate also will enhance the qualifications of students seeking careers with Indigenous organizations, government, and museums, among many other options.
Enrollment in the program is open to students admitted to a regular KU graduate program as well as students who are not currently enrolled at KU.