Recent students of the American Indian Studies Department have gone onto graduate studies in such fields as law, linguistics, literature, and documentary filmmaking. The department’s interdisciplinary approach provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and other areas. Students interested in pursuing graduate degrees are encouraged to contact Kai Wise, academic counselor, to discuss degree planning and possible coursework required in preparation for graduate school applications.
Some institutions offer the opportunity to continue the study of indigenous peoples at the graduate level. A list of these programs has been compiled by Robert M. Nelson.
Around the Region
Several Northwest institutions offer graduate degrees in indigenous studies and tribal governance:
- The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington: Master of Public Administration in Tribal Governance
- University of Alaska Fairbanks: Master of Arts in Rural Development
- University of Northern British Columbia: Master of Arts in First Nations Studies
- University of Victoria: Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance, Doctorate of Philosophy