2022-2023 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in American Indian Studies

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in American Indian Studies


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2021

Admission Limited to

Fall. Exceptions only in special cases.

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General recommended, not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a detailed account of their background, potential career plan, and interest in American Indian studies. A writing sample of approximately 12-15 pages is also required. Interest in American Indian studies must be demonstrated either by formal coursework, independent study, or practical experience.

Preference is given to individuals with undergraduate majors relevant to the proposed areas of concentration within the M.A. degree: anthropology, English, history, linguistics, literature, sociology, fine arts, or American Indian studies.

American Indian Studies, M.A./Law, J.D.

The American Indian Studies program and the School of Law offer a concurrent degree program whereby students may pursue the Master of Arts and the Juris Doctor degrees at the same time. For admission, applicants are required to satisfy the regular admission requirements of both schools. Applicants interested in the program should contact the American Indian Studies program.

Program Name

American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies is an interdepartmental program. Interdepartmental programs provide an integrated curriculum of several disciplines.

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