- Native American Studies Graduate Certificate
Montana State University's online graduate certificate in Native American Studies is the only program of its type in the world.
Courses cover current and historical aspects of Native American art, law, culture and contemporary issues, and students will gain a deeper insight into the American Indians of Montana, the region and the nation.
Credits earned may be transferred to a master's degree program in Native American Studies. (At present, the Master's program is not wholly available online.)
12 graduate credits in Native American Studies
Tuition and Fees
- Tuition: $266.50 per credit
- Program Fee: $8.50 per credit
- Computer Fee: $3.40 per credit
- Registration Fee: $30 per semester registered
The program has added three new faculty members:
- Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa ápi, author of 14 books, including "Indian" Myth Busters: The Reader, co-authored with her husband
- William Harjo, a former board member of the American Indian College Fund
- Carol Miller, an award-winning professor emeritus of American Indian Studies and American Studies from the University of Minnesota
New faculty members in Native American Studies Online.
The new instructors join:
- Ceilon Aspensen, a lifelong artist and teacher of journalism
- Jioanna Carjuzzaa, who has 20 years of teaching experience and serves as MSU's Indian Education for All professional development facilitator
- Shane Doyle, a Crow tribal member and singer/drummer with the Bobcat Singers
- Walter Fleming, department head of MSU's Native American Studies Department
- Amy Gore, an MSU alumnus and doctoral candidate at the University of New Mexico
Sample Course Descriptions
Check the dates on the linked descriptions below to see when the courses were last offered.
- EDCI 540: American Indian Studies for Educators
- NASX 530: Federal Indian Law and Policy
- NASX 550: Native America: Dispelling the Myths
- NASX 551: American Indian Art Survey
- NASX 552: Indigenous Nations of Montana
- NASX 553: Indigenous Literature and the West
- NASX 591: Indian Education for All: A Model for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Practice
New courses are being developed, and courses may vary by semester.
- Bachelor's degree
- A letter of intent (2-5 pages), introducing yourself and your interest in Native American Studies
- A CV or resume
- Two writing samples, preferably of an academic nature
- Transcripts from attended colleges or universities
- An MSU Division of Graduate Education application (this includes a one-time fee)
The Department of Native American Studies
2-179 Wilson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
Attn: Jennifer Woodcock
The program has a rolling application, and students may submit materials at any time.
For More Information
Contact Jennifer Woodcock at email@example.com or (406) 994-3881.
To receive a brochure and/or notifications of upcoming courses, contact MSU Extended University: (406) 994-6683 or (866) 540-5660 (toll-free) or email ExtendedU@montana.edu
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