Arizona State University

American Indian Studies

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The AIS graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in two concentration areas: "Indigenous Rights and Social Justice" and "Tribal Leadership and Governance." Students take 30 hours: 9 hours of core, 9 hours in one of the two concentration areas, 6 hours of thesis or practicum and 6 elective hours. AIS students are challenged with unique opportunities to evaluate Indigenous issues within a domestic and international context. We provide a learning environment conducive to critical and creative thought.

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at:

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Dr. Myla Vicenti Carpio
Director of Graduate Studies
American Indian Studies
Phone: 480-727-7989

Degrees Available