Indigenous Governance Program
A unique professional development and graduate education program providing a deep, practical understanding of Indigenous governance, law & policy
Master of Professional Studies
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Indigenous Governance is a 30-credit hybrid in-person and online degree that can be completed within one year. By combining the immersive in-person January in Tucson experience with a robust online curriculum, the MPS gives students flexibility to create their own specialized courses of study.
*The MPS requires applicants to have completed a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite. Required courses are offered in-person during January in Tucson.
The Graduate Certificate (GC) in Indigenous Governance provides graduate level executive education and leadership development for those interested in Indigenous governance. The GC is the accelerated version of our MPS degree, requiring twelve (12) credits of course work to be completed within two years.
*The GC requires applicants to have completed a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite. GC required and elective courses are offered in-person during January in Tucson with an option to earn credits through a self-initiated Capstone Project.
Continuing Education Certificate
The Continuing Education Certificate (CEC) in Indigenous Governance is a 6-credit professional development certificate that allows individuals from all walks of life to take part in courses taught by renowned faculty, covering a wide variety of topics related to Indigenous governance, Indigenous rights, and economic, community, and leadership development.
*The CEC is a non-credit professional development certificate and does not require participants to have completed a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite. Courses are offered in-person during January in Tucson.
Rebuilding Native Nations Online Course
Sharing lessons learned from more than two decades of our community-based research in partnership with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, this 9-module course explores what is working, what isn't, and why as Native nations work to reclaim control over their own affairs and create vibrant futures of their own design. Our professional development-focused curriculum is self-paced (asynchronous), not-for-credit, and offers group learning activities for classroom and community settings.