The University of Oklahoma offers a master's degree in Native American Studies. The program focuses on the study of American Indian cultures, history, arts, and contemporary policy issues. Using several disciplinary approaches, the program trains students to deal with multiple perspectives on a range of issues, including formation of federal policy, aesthetics, cross-cultural communication and conflict and tribal identity. The curriculum allows students to expand their knowledge of American Indian cultures and strengthen their skills in writing, critical analysis of arguments and problem solving.
The program has the flexibility to meet the needs of graduating seniors who wish to pursue graduate work leading toward doctoral study and careers in college teaching, employees of American Indian tribes and governments who want to further their careers, K-12 teachers who need graduate work to maintain certification, and individuals who are simply seeking to increase their academic knowledge of American Indian issues and concerns.
The Native American Program evaluates each applicant individually in order to select for admission those applicants who have the aptitude, scholarship, and analytical skill necessary to successfully complete an advanced degree. In order to form an opinion about an applicant's aptitude, scholarship, and analytical ability we require the following information.
- Transcript of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
- Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) aptitude test. (To insure that these scores are current, the exam must have been taken in the last two years.)
- Three letters of recommendation.
The Graduate College of the University of Oklahoma has specific admission requirements of:
- a "B" average or better over the last 60 hours of undergraduate study or the last 12 hours of graduate study;
- (for non-native English speaking applicants) a TOEFL score of 550 or higher.
The Native American Studies Program does not have specific admission requirements (e.g. minimum GRE scores). Rather, an admissions committee comprised of three members of the graduate faculty recommends admission on the basis of GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and prior academic record. All these sources of information are helpful in the evaluation of an applicant's ability to pursue an advance degree. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applying to the Program
To apply to the master’s program, you must complete a graduate application to the University. In addition, please print out and fill out our department’s MA Application form. Your completed application along with application fee should be sent to:
Office of Admissions and Records
University of Oklahoma
1000 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73019-4076
Supporting materials for applicants (GRE scores, letters of recommendation) can be sent directly to the Native American Studies.
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