Indigenous Studies, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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Students pursuing the M.A. in Indigenous Studies at University of Kansas 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 Indigenous Studies Curriculum at University of Kansas

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.

The KU Indigenous Studies Program:

  • Supports multidisciplinary research and professional development solidly grounded in Indigenous methodologies, issues, and perspectives.
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills to conduct theoretical and applied research and to develop innovative solutions to issues facing Indigenous communities.
  • Educates students to become innovative and capable scholars, leaders, and mentors who bring Indigenous perspectives to academic settings, government and other public service, and the private sector.
  • Connects students with Indigenous Nations and communities in our region, the U.S., and the world. In particular, ISP engages with and supports Haskell Indian Nations University students, faculty, and staff through the sharing of academic resources and knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient American Civilizations: The Central Andes
  • Indigenous Development in Latin America
  • Mexamerica
  • American Indian Literature
  • Ethnobotany
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Change, Ecological Change and Social Change
  • Documentary Film and Video
  • International Women Filmmakers
  • Geography of American Indians
  • Indigenous Peoples of the World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript(s) from undergraduate or graduate institution(s) you have attended
  • The Office of Graduate Studies requires a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for admission
  • Academic writing sample of at least 10 pages 
  • 2-page personal statement explaining how a master's degree in Indigenous Studies will benefit you and why you will successfully complete the degree
  • Resume or curriculum vitae listing your educational and employment history, any scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    23951 USD/year
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    23951 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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