Native American Studies, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 15

Program Code: G670

Certificate Requirements

NAS 5033Indigenous Research Methods3
NAS 5043Sovereignty, Law, and Policy3
NAS 5063Critical Indigenous Theory3
Choose 6 hours in consultation with the NAS Graduate Liaison 16
Total Credit Hours15

Students may, but are not required to declare, an area of emphasis from one of the three existing areas of emphasis: (1) Tribal Governance and Policy, (2) Cultural Knowledge and Language, or (3) Indigenous Media and Arts.

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.