American Indian Studies


Graduate Studies

American Indian dwelling

Applications for admission into the Fall 2014 AIS Graduate Program:

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis for admission to the Fall 2014 semester, beginning on January 1, 2014.  Please note that we will only accept applications for the following two concentrations:

  • Indigenous Rights and Social Justice
  • Tribal Leadership and Governance

If you are interested in applying, there are a number of items listed below you can work on now, to assist you in filling out the Graduate Education application:

NEW - Concurrent Degree Program with Public Affairs

For more information contact:

Dr. David Martinez, Director of Graduate Studies at:



Click Here to Review our AIS Graduate Student Handbook

Click Here to Reivew our AIS Graduate Practicum Handbook

Click Here to Apply to Graduate Education

 Reminder there are 2 areas of concentration you can choose from as follows:

Click here to review the Master of Science in American Indian Studies Program of Study

NEW Information! 

American Indian Studies is now a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program.  WRGP is an exceptional educational resource for the West that allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the participating states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 institutions, and pay resident tuition.  Participating states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  If you are interested in applying to the AIS master's program and you are from one of the participating states, then you qualify to pay resident tuition.  For more info about WRGP, which is run under the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, visit their web-page: 

Check the AIS website often for further information. 

NEWS RELEASE:  American Indian Studies announces new Graduate Program!