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Master Native American Legal Concepts

The OU Online MLS in Indigenous Peoples Law is a 32-credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in 15 months. This program offers a strong foundation in Native American Law for non-lawyers who deal with contracts, negotiations, or any other issues that demand knowledge of Native American policy, regulation, or business practice.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

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Benefits of the Indigenous Peoples Law Master's Degree

Faculty Expertise

OU Law has long led the country in legal education related to Native American law. Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their expertise in American Indian, Native American, and Indigenous Peoples law. This group will challenge you, collaborate with you, and provoke you to think deeply about how the law impacts Indigenous Peoples.

Unique Experience

Oklahoma contains nearly 40 tribal nations and the second-largest Native American population in the U.S., making OU's College of Law an ideal environment for studying Native American law. OU Law is home to the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy, which counsels tribal governments and does legal research in this area.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible online program designed for working professionals. You’ll engage in online discussions with professors and fellow students while understanding how the law impacts Indigenous Peoples.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field

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Pursue Your 
Indigenous Peoples Law Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The OU College of Law Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law is a 32-credit-hour program that can be completed in 15 months. The suggested sequence is below:

  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • History of Federal Indian Law & Policy – Part 1
  • History of Federal Indian Law & Policy – Part 2
  • Native American Natural Resources
  • Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
  • Legal Research in Indian Country
  • Religion, Culture, and Indian Law
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act & Family Law in Indian Country
  • Tribal Courts
  • International Indigenous Peoples Law
  • Federal Indian Water Law
  • Indian Gaming Laws & Regulations
  • Civil Regulatory Jurisdiction in Indian Country

How to Apply

The online MLS in Indigenous Peoples Law is a selective program that aims to educate the leading legal experts and lawyers. To get started, follow these steps:


Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.


Fill out your application here.


Provide supplemental materials, including a resume, personal statement, and undergraduate transcripts.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic

Like every OU Online program, the MLS in Indigenous Peoples Law is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an MLS in Indigenous Peoples Law degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $25,394.75 ($556.50 per credit hour) for in-state students and $40,625.25 ($1028 per credit hour) for out-of-state students. Program prices include mandatory fees of $190.25 per credit hour and a once-a-semester fee of $105.50. Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. 

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