Native American Studies
Department of Native American Studies
Degree/Program Offered: Online Certificate, M.A.
Application deadline for Domestic Students:
For Fall semester - July 15th
For Spring semester - November 15th.
Application deadline for International Students:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but scores will be reviewed if submitted.
English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.
Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.
Additional Admission Requirements
For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list
of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot
The Department of Native American Studies was established to provide and advance quality education for and about American Indians of Montana, the region, and the nation. In fulfilling this mission, the Department is committed to meet the changing needs of Montana's Indian tribes and all Montana citizens through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
In its academic program, the department provides concentrated study through an undergraduate minor, the first online graduate certificate in Native American Studies offered, and a Master of Arts degree in Native American Studies.
Students in any major can also gain a multicultural perspective through NAS offerings in the University's core curriculum. The Department, through its research and other creative efforts, actively pursues interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of Native American Studies.