Admission Requirements

  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% or equivalent (U of S grade system equivalent) in last two years of study.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Master of Arts or equivalent in related field from a recognized college or university.

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the INDG 996 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

12 credit units of which a minimum 9 credit units must be in Indigenous Studies* including:

  • INDG 802.3 or equivalent
  • INDG 803.3 
  • A minimum 3 credit units in one of the following areas:
    • Governance
    • Development
    • Gender
    • History, Language, Culture
  • 3 credit units in INDG or another discipline as approved by the student’s supervisor and advisory committee
  • INDG 990.0
  • INDG 996.0 
  • Additional classes may be taken as determined and approved by the student’s supervisor and advisory committee.
  • Second language requirement; a reading and writing competency in a second language that relates to the student's dissertation research (please contact the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for information)
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Comprehensive Exam