Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

Students pursuing the M.A. in Indigenous Studies 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 Curriculum

    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 percent 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.

Plan A: Non-thesis Options

  • 12 hours in an approved track (area of specialization) in another department or program with content relevant to the field of indigenous studies.
  • 9 hours of electives.
  • An M.A. examination: an oral examination in which the candidate defends his or her portfolio, which will be composed of the student's entire body of work completed in courses counted for the degree.

Plan B: Thesis Options

  • 12 hours in an approved track (area of specialization) in another department or program with content relevant to the field of indigenous studies.
  • 6 hours of electives.
  • 3 hours of thesis on an approved subject with an oral defense.

Contact Info

Indigenous Studies Program

Lippincott Hall, Room 6
1410 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-2660
785-864-0370
indigenous@ku.edu
http://www.indigenous.ku.edu/
Michael Zogry, Director
785-864-5271
mzogry@ku.edu
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