• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
This degree in Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University explores issues of concern to indigenous peoples both in the Americas and around the globe. The curriculum grounds students in tribal histories and cultures, governmental policies, sustainable economic development, indigenous entrepreneurship, and contemporary conditions on native lands and reservations.
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Overview

The Applied Indigenous Studies degree program at Northern Arizona University emphasizes contemporary tribal management skills and respect for indigenous cultures. Students will gain the knowledge and tools to contribute to the sustainability of the indigenous communities into the 21st century. Using a curriculum to community approach, students will prepare to move from learning to action, applying native ways of knowing for the benefit of indigenous communities within the United States and abroad.

Students will be able to effectively serve as administrators of key government service departments and programs within the tribal governments, such as planning departments, environmental, education, and related social service departments; apply the distinct laws, policies, regulations and executive orders applying to tribal nations and American Indian and Indigenous lands and jurisdictional areas; apply laws, policies, regulations and executive orders unique to American Indian tribal nations in the United States as well as international legal standards applicable to Indigenous peoples worldwide to manage and protect culturally significant sites and resources; and develop and implement economic development strategies that are culturally appropriate and feasible for Indigenous individuals, communities and nations using models of Indigenous entrepreneurship.

Career opportunities

  • Economic development
  • Ecosystem science and management
  • Environmental resource practice
  • Lobbying

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Indigenous Studies
  • American Indian Expression
  • Roots Of Federal American Indian Policy
  • Communication Skills For Applied Indigenous Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

Upload to your application a copy of your official transcripts for ALL secondary (high school) and post-secondary/university education, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24654 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10390 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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