6 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Native Nation Building (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona is designed to provide graduate level professional development to individuals who are either currently working with or plan to work with American Indian communities and organizations. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The American Indian Studies Program (AIS), with assistance from Public Administration, College of Public Health, and advisors from Arizona's Native Communities; is offering an academic Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Native Nation Building.  To obtain the certificate, students must complete a 12-unit program of study including core and elective courses.  

Students of the Native Nation Building (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona will be able to complete the certificate in conjunction with a graduate or professional degree or as a stand-alone certificate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Native Nation-Building: Issues of Leadership, Institution-Building
  • Native Nation-Building: Theory into Practice
  • Principles of Indigenous Economics
  • Natural Resource Management in Native Communities
  • Collaborative Governance in Theory, Practice and Research
  • Sustainability and Cultures
  • Mexican Traditional Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution is required for admission to the Certificate Program in Native Nation Building.  The application procedure is a two-fold process with consideration by the department and by the UA Graduate College.
  • All non-AIS students must meet requirements of the graduate college and pay the graduate college application fee. Current AIS students, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for direction.
  • On line application and fee (if you are not already a graduate student in the University of Arizona AIS program)
  • Personal statement (3-5 pages) about your interest in the certificate program
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty or supervisors who can attest to your achievements and academic potential (requested)
  • Electronic copies of Official Transcripts from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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