Graduate Program

Professor Joan Timeche giving class lecture

Our grad program is currently in the midst of an exciting, major restructuring! For now, the grad program is on hold and not accepting applications. However, this will change soon, so please check back later in the year for future updates. 

The Indigenous Governance Graduate Program offers both a University of Arizona graduate certificate and an accredited Master of Professional Studies degree in Indigenous Governance.

Our 12-credit Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) program and the 30-credit Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree are offered through the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) at the James E. Rogers College of Law. PSC and MPS credits are offered during live January In Tucson sessions, and additional credits may be earned via online courses, externships, a capstone project or thesis completion. Students are encouraged to “make the program their own” and suggest possible research and/or practical projects that not only benefit their home communities, but provide the basis for awarding credits towards the degree.

University of Arizona Financial Aid is available for both programs for those who qualify.