Academics & Research

The UA is one of the top universities in the nation and offers an unparalleled range of fields you can study. You can even customize your experience through our interdisciplinary programs. Of course, we offer many academic programs for those looking to deepen their understanding of Native American subjects.

American Indian Studies (AIS)

Available as an undergraduate minor, Master of Arts (MA), joint MA and Law (JD), and a doctorate (PhD).

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Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program

The UA is the only university in the world to offer all three law degrees (JD, LLM, and SJD) with a concentration in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy.

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Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office

Provides comprehensive university-based technical assistance in order to foster support in a variety of areas for native peoples across Arizona and beyond.

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Native American Research and Training Center

Research and training programs available in diabetes, substance abuse prevention, cancer, chronic disease, and leadership training.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium

Paid ($3,000-$5,000) summer research experience with a UA faculty mentor to help prepare students for graduate level study.

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Native Nations Institute

Provides customized executive programs designed to equip tribal leaders with knowledge and tools for native nation building.

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Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention

A collaboration between UA and NAU to conduct research, training and community outreach.

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Arizona State Museum

Get involved with the museum through its content-rich exhibits and full calendar of engaging programs, lectures, and hands-on activities, including the Southwest Indian Art Fair and Native Eyes Film Showcase.

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American Indian Language Development Institute

Engaging educators, schools, Indigenous communities and policy makers in order to revitalize and promote the use of indigenous languages across generations

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Master of Arts Program in Native American Languages and Linguistics (NAMA)

Masters of Arts in Linguistics that assists students in the study of their indigenous language within the discipline of linguistics.

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Knowledge River

The foremost graduate program for training librarians and information specialists with a focus on Native American and Latino cultural issues.

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AIS 197: Native American Student Success

This is a 1-unit class designed to help the First-Year Scholar Program participants build a foundation for success in their academic work by providing a structured location that meets on a weekly basis so that students can learn academic success strategies through workshops, presentations, and self-reflection.

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