The graduate Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in courses numbered 3000 and above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 in coursework toward the certificate.

Students must contact the NAIS coordinator in order to apply to the certificate program, and they work with the NAIS coordinator to develop a plan of study.

Students who earned an undergraduate certificate in the program may not receive a graduate certificate.

Native American and Indigenous studies aims to expose students to the interdisciplinary nature of the field. NAIS emphasizes Indigenous histories in the Americas, Indigenous cultures and literatures, and Indigenous peoples in global perspective.

Students may petition for certificate credit for courses that are not on the list. The petition must show that the course contains significant Indigenous content. Before enrolling in any courses listed below, students should contact the NAIS coordinator.

ANTH:3257/NAIS:3257North American Archaeology3
ANTH:3258/NAIS:3258Southwestern Archaeology3
ENGL:3431American Novel Since 19453
ENGL:3441/NAIS:3441Native American Literature3
ENGL:3515Topics in Postcolonial Studies3
FREN:4090Quebec Literature3
GWSS:3350/ANTH:3125/IS:3350Transnational Feminism3
HIST:3270/NAIS:3270Colonial North America, ca. 1600-17753
HIST:3272/NAIS:3272Native Americans in the Age of Empires, ca. 1500-18153
HIST:4130/MUSM:4130Museum Literacy and Historical Memory3
SPAN:3240Mexico City3