May 19, 2024  
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University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts (Native Studies)

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units in coursework and a thesis.

Elective courses (9 units)

  • Three 3-unit graduate-level courses
  • A maximum of 6 units in coursework may be taken from outside the Faculty of Native Studies with consent of the Faculty.


  • Registration in 900-level THES. Students must complete and successfully defend a thesis.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in a language other than English (including an Aboriginal language) is recommended in accordance with the thesis topic.

Length of Program

Full-time MA students will normally be expected to complete the program in two years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.