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American Indian Studies (MA)

Degree or Minor: 
Graduate Degree
UA College: 
Graduate College
Degree/Minor Description: 


American Indian Studies (MA) 

Program Description:

Thank you for your interest in the M.A. Program in American Indian Studies (AIS) at The University of Arizona.  As a Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, AIS seeks to develop through research, scholarship, teaching and student advisement a wide scope of understanding of indigenous peoples of the Americas – their languages, cultures, traditions and sovereignty.  This two year academic research-oriented degree program provides a unique opportunity for students and scholars to explore issues critically important to American Indian nations and communities locally, statewide and nationally. AIS has always enjoyed a strong reputation because of the nationally known faculty available to work with students. 

Department/Academic Unit(s):

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Public Health
Science Engagement