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Native Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The program of Native Studies at the University of Alberta distinctively combines Aboriginal community knowledge and concerns with the scholarly standards and methods of a research-intensive university to offer multidisciplinary education in a rigorous, respectful academic environment attentive to local, national and international concerns. 

Overview

In this scholarly and methodological context, the program of Native Studies at the University of Alberta emphasizes research strengths in the faculty: 

  • Critical Indigenous Theory,
  • Indigenous Governance,
  • Indigenous Peoples and Practices (with emphasis on the Prairies); &
  • Indigenous Sexualities, Genders and Feminisms.

Length of Program

Full-time MA students will normally be expected to complete the program in two years. Part-time students may be considered for admission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Readings in Native Studies

  • Directed Advanced Readings in Native Studies

  • Theoretical Perspectives in Native Studies

  • Practicum in Native Studies

  • Community-Based Research

  • Archival and Historical Research Methods

  • Social Survey Design and Analysis for Aboriginal Communities 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Application Requirements
  • A four-year undergraduate degree with a cumulative average of a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a four point letter grading scale) 
  • A two page statement of your proposed area of research normally including an outline of discussions with your preferred supervisor and, if possible, potential committee members in the Faculty of Native Studies. 
  • An example of academic work appropriate to the application.
  • Three letters of reference (preferably academic) with the Letter of Reference to Support Application for Graduate Admission Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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