Oct 19, 2019
Faculty of Native Studies
2-31 Pembina Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H8
Telephone: (780) 492-2991
Fax: (780) 492-0527
The Faculty of Native Studies offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The PhD in Indigenous Studies is offered through the dissertation-based route.
While the programs vary in terms of the depth and breadth of study, they each support research on : 1) ecological relationships, environmental change and resource development; 2) Canadian politics and Indigenous peoples' approaches to social order; and, 3) popular culture, representation and Indigenous modernities.
The Faculty of Native Studies' minimum admission requirements for the thesis-based Master of Arts program are:
- A four-year undergraduate degree with a cumulative average of a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a four point letter grading scale) in the last ★60 of the program with normally at least ★12 of undergraduate courses in Native Studies or courses with significant Aboriginal content. This is, however, a competitive process – a 3.0 GPA is necessary but may not be sufficient.
- Where applicable, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (237 computer-based) or equivalent.
For application requirements and information on financial assistance see the Master of Arts in Native Studies .
The Faculty of Native Studies' minimum admission requirements for the PhD in Indigenous Studies program are normally:
- A master's degree with a cumulative average of a minimum of 3.3 GPA (on a four point letter grading scale).
- A statement detailing (a) research interest(s), and (b) background, commitment and scholarly preparedness for advanced, independent research in Indigenous Studies and related fields.
- An example of academic work appropriate to the application.
- Three letters of reference sent directly to the Faculty of Native Studies.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- Where applicable, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (237 computer -based).
Graduate Program Requirements
Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Native Studies (NS).