Indigenous Studies Program

Indigenous Studies Graduate Program

KU’s Indigenous Studies Program serves students, Native American and Indigenous Nations and communities in Kansas, the Midwest, the U.S., and the world through our teaching, research, creative work, and service. At the core of these endeavors is our deep commitment to and engagement with the nations and communities we come from, learn from, and serve. Our aim is to educate students to become innovative and capable scholars, leaders, and mentors who bring Indigenous perspectives to academic settings, government and other public service, and the private sector.

KU Indigenous Studies offers an undergraduate minor, master's, joint M.A./JD with KU Law, graduate certificate, and PSM in Environmental Assessment (through Environmental Studies) + ISP graduate certificate options. Students who are interested in enrolling in graduate-level coursework in the Indigenous Studies Program without admission to a formal graduate program at KU are encouraged to apply for graduate non-degree-seeking student status. See our admission webpage for further details.