Master of Professional Studies

Indigenous Governance Program classroomProfessor Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear

The accredited MPS in Indigenous Governance requires thirty (30) credits of course work to be completed within four years. Credits may be earned during the January in Tucson sessions; via online courses; American Indian Studies Program and IPLP courses; externships; and thesis completion. MPS 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 also apply towards degree completion.


 Law, Policy, and Economic Development in Indian Country (1 credit)
• Comparative Indigenous Governance (1 credit)
• Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Under International Law (1 credit)
• Comparative Legal Systems and Their Role in Nation Building (1 credit)
• Making Change Happen (1 credit)
• Evidence for Indigenous Governance Principles (1 credit) 
• Thesis/Internship/Experiential Learning (2-3 credits)

All courses offered during January In Tucson are eligible credits for the MPS.


• $26,000 for the full 30 credit program ($867 per credit)


Email our Indigenous Governance Program Manager, Dr. Torivio A. Fodder. 

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