The University of Arizona

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Spring 2014 Students

43        Enrolled
32        PhD Students
11        MA Students
63%    American Indian
07%    International
67%    Female
33%    Male
•302 Degrees Conferred•

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Welcome from Ronald L. Trosper, Head

Welcome to our program.  Please look through our newly redesigned website for information that may be of interest to you.

We offer a full complement of coursework leading to an undergraduate minor and several degrees: a master of arts (MA); a joint MA and law (JD); and the doctorate (Ph.D.) including AIS as a minor area of concentration for other UA Ph.D. degrees.   We have five specializations within our curriculum-Education, Law and Policy, Literature, Natural Resources, Societies and Culture--that are supported with coursework and research programs.  

We are very pleased to announce TWO NEW graduate certificates - one in Higher Education and the other in Natural Resources Administration & Management.  Application for the certificates can be made twice yearly.

We have 31 world-class faculty with various levels of assignments and interactions with AIS, including 13 that are fully or partially funded by AIS and/or other departments such as Anthropology, English, Family and Community Medicine, History, Language, Reading and Culture, Law, Linguistics, Natural Resources, Psychology, Sociology, the Udall Center for Public Policy and its Native Nations Institute-and our collaborations keep growing.

AIS is administered as a department, and reports to the Vice President for Research through the Graduate College Dean.  The faculty and staff are here to help you become acquainted with our discipline of AIS and pursue a greater depth of knowledge through graduate study and research.  You are invited to contact us for more information.

AIS News

Congrats to Aresta LaRusso (AIS PhD student) and Kestrel Smith (AIS MA student) for coming in 1st and 3rd respectively in the Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA) Poster competition!
Tommy Jones, a Natural Resources Studies and American Indian Studies doctoral student of Associate Professor, Benedict J. Colombi, PhD recently received the prestigious Institute of the Environment C...
Congrats to Anne Luna-Gordinier (AIS JD/MA Alum) for winning the 2014 Wicks Dissertation Award from the Western Social Science Association (WSSA)! Anne is a Ph.D. Candidate at Howard University....