In the fall of 1997, The University of Arizona was the first educational institution in the U.S. to offer a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies.
The Ph.D. in American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to:
- prepare graduate students for academic careers
- conduct advanced and applied scholarly research from a cross-cultural perspective
- develop theoretical and innovative theories, methodologies, and research tools appropriate for and useful to sovereign tribes
- educate students to assume leadership and policy-making roles in higher education, tribal communities, the state and nation
The Ph.D. program is designed to be completed in 3-4 years (after completing the Master's degree). Read the Ph.D. Guidelines to learn more.