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Graduate Degree Programs

Native American Studies offers two graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Arts in Native American Studies
  • MA/JD dual degree in Native American Studies and OU College of Law

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NAS has a rolling deadline for admission for all semesters. The GRE is not required.

What you'll need to apply:
  • Statement of purpose
    (Should be addressed within first paragraph of your personal statement)

  • Three letters of recommendation
    (At least two from academic sources, i.e. faculty)

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NAS Graduate Teaching Assistants each teach an online section of our Introduction to Native American Studies course. NAS GTAs receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Native American Studies are offered only to incoming students who enter during the fall term.  Students intrested in a GTAship should apply for admission by the priority deadline of February 1st and express interest within the first paragraph of their Statement of Purpose.

For more information, visit the OU Graduate College.

Current graduate students should visit the OU Graduate College website for information on resources and events specifically for graduate students.

They should also familiarize themselves with the information and degree-completion deadlines within the Graduate College Bulletin.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Laura Harjo, NAS Graduate Advisor.