Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies
The Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies draws and builds upon long-standing academic and research capabilities at UAF to offer an integrated, cross-disciplinary course of advanced graduate study consisting of a common core curriculum coupled with six thematic specialty areas of emphasis from which students choose a concentration:
- Indigenous Studies/Research
- Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Indigenous Education/Pedagogy
- Indigenous Languages
- Indigenous Leadership
- Indigenous Sustainability
Why choose Cross-Cultural Studies? A graduate program in cross-cultural/Indigenous Studies may be for you if you are interested in issues associated with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, cultural interchange and cross-cultural education. Students wll participate in research and development activities across a variety of academic disciplines and applied fields at UAF.
Candidates are encouraged to engage in comparative studies with other Indigenous peoples around the world and to focus their dissertation research on issues of relevance to Alaska and the Arctic.
CXCS offers one PhD degree program:
- Indigenous Studies (Minimum Requirements for Degree: 48 credits)
Completion of 18 distance credits will constitute residency.
Note: Recommended additional academic experience: Students are encouraged to enroll in a minimum of one semester of course work at a partner institution with program offerings related to their area of specialization. Students are encouraged to make at least one formal academic presentation at a statewide, national or international meeting, as well as a community-level presentation in Alaska. Students are encouraged to study a language other than English, as appropriate for the thematic area in which they are enrolled.