Indigenous Peoples Law, Master | Part time online | University of Oklahoma | United States
15 months
18700 USD/year
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The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law builds on the American Indian Law Certificate offered to juris doctor students, but has been specifically designed by the University of Oklahoma Law faculty for non-lawyers whose careers demand an understanding of the complex rules of Federal Indian law.


About the Indigenous Peoples Law program

This M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law program from University of Oklahoma offers an accelerated program (15 months) that can be taken entirely online. This program offers a strong foundation in Native American Law for anyone who deals with contracts, negotiations or any other issues that demand knowledge of Native American self-governance issues, policy, regulation or business practice.

 At OU, Federal Indian law is integrated into the curriculum, rather than being an isolated specialty. Approximately half of all juris doctor students take an Indian law class while at OU Law, making the Native American Law Program one of the college’s primary areas of study. Oklahoma students recognize that Indian law issues may affect every area of practice, from administrative law to zoning law, particularly common areas like contracts, property, family, personal injury, and environmental law. The Native American law program prepares students for local or international practice through a range of educational opportunities.

OU Law offers students the opportunity to specialize in indigenous peoples law through a variety of programs including the juris doctor certificate for law students; Master of Legal Studies degree for lawyers and non-lawyers alike; and Master of Laws degree for law school graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • Native American Natural Resources
  • Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
  • Legal Research in Indian Country
  • Religion, Culture & Indian Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of your career and educational goals (1 to 1.5 pages, double-spaced)
  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score and confidential financial statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 USD per year during 15 months.
  • Oklahoma Residents: $334.75 per credit
  • Non-Residents: $334.75 per credit


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