Dec 19, 2018  
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Native Studies [Graduate]


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Faculty of Native Studies
2-31 Pembina Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H8
E-mail: nativest@ualberta.ca
www.ualberta.ca/nativestudies
Telephone: (780) 492-2991
Fax: (780) 492-0527

General Information


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.

Entrance Requirements


The Faculty of Native Studies' minimum admission requirements for the thesis-based Master of Arts program are:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

  1. A master's degree with a cumulative average of a minimum of 3.3 GPA (on a four point letter grading scale).
  2. A statement detailing (a) research interest(s), and (b) background, commitment and scholarly preparedness for advanced, independent research in Indigenous Studies and related fields.
  3. An example of academic work appropriate to the application.
  4. Three letters of reference sent directly to the Faculty of Native Studies.
  5. A current resume or curriculum vitae
  6. Where applicable, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (237 computer -based).

Graduate Program Requirements


Graduate Courses


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Native Studies (NS).

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