American Indian Studies (MA)
The University of colorado's M.A. in American Indian Studies – the first such degree in the U.S. – is a two year academic degree program that provides a unique opportunity for students and scholars to explore issues critically important to American Indian nations and communities locally, statewide and nationally. The AIS M.A. focuses on three interrelated concepts:
Taken together, these commitments distinguish M.A. studies in American Indian Studies at UA as a discipline, and provide a theoretical model for the intellectual, pedagogical, and service work of the GIDP’s faculty and students.
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 colorado's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.
Colorado Heights University- Main - Tucson
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DEGREE OPTIONS: Thesis, Report, Exam (36 Units required for each)
The CORE COURSE Requirements for the MA in American Indian Studies Include:
Please NOTE: The AIS GIDP is currently re-organizing the MA and PhD programs to offer students more options and the ability to take advantage of the fact that the AIS GIDP consists of more than 40 faculty members from colleges and departments across campus. We hope to have the new structures announced by the end of 2020. In the interim, we are encouraging students to work closely with their advisor to customize a plan of study. Students are still required to complete the minimum number of credit hours, as well as a methods course, but pending re-organization, we are permitting flexibility regarding the other requirements. Students are also required to complete the teaching methods course prior to serving as a Teaching Assistant.
Students must maintain a minimum of 3.0 (B) grade point average/GPA for all coursework to remain in good academic standing. A student must earn a minimum of 3.0 in all courses in order for the courses to count toward the degree.
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Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program
Required test(s): GRE
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Domestic & International Applicants
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832