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Native American Studies

Stanford University

48 months
36982 USD/year
36982 USD/year
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Native American Studies (NAS) at Stanford University provides an intensive approach to understanding the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people. 


Key facts

Attention is paid not only to the special relationship between tribes and the federal government, but to issues across national boundaries, including tribal nations within Canada, and North, Central, and South America. In using the term Native American, the NAS faculty recognize the heterogeneous nature of this population. Native Americans include the Alaska Native population, which comprises Aleuts, Eskimo, and other Native American people residing in Alaska, as well as Native Hawaiian communities.

The purpose of the Native American Studies major and minor at Stanford University is to introduce students to approaches in the academic study of Native American people, history, and culture. Students who major in Native American Studies have the opportunity of doing advanced work in related fields, including literature, sociology, education, and law. In addition to specialized course work on Native American issues, students also are expected to concentrate in a traditional discipline such as anthropology, history, or psychology to ensure a well rounded educational experience. 

The area of concentration and related course work should be chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser in Native American Studies. All courses in the program promote the discussion of how academic knowledge about Native Americans relates to the historical and contemporary experiences of Native American people and communities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories in Race and Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective
  • Comparative Ethnic Conflict
  • The Laboring of Diaspora & Border Literary Cultures
  • Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • CSRE Senior Seminar
  • Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development
  • Constructing Race and Religion in America
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Language: Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Formations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Coalition Application  or Common Application 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT (Writing/Essay not required) (refer to testing for score reporting policies)
  • School Report and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
  • Standardized testing is one of the application requirements that can highlight academic preparedness. There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford, and there is no score that guarantees admission. At Stanford, we review applications holistically, meaning every component of the application is valuable to us as we get to know each student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36982 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    36982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.

Regular quarterly tuition.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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