Graduate Programs

Explore Our Graduate Programs

Graduate students in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies join a diverse and dynamic community of scholars dedicated to pursuing transformative knowledge through original research and community engagement. We train scholars in transdisciplinary, intersectional, and creative scholarship.


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Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Indigenous, race, and ethnic studies offers graduate students across campus the opportunity to enroll in a concentrated program of study centered on race, indigeneity, and intersectionality. The certificate provides a foundational curriculum as well as a specialized focus in areas aligned with students’ interests. 

Graduate Certificate Requirements 


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Doctorate Degree

Within our PhD program, students receive a comprehensive course of study grounded in the lives of Indigenous communities and people of color. Graduate students work closely with faculty mentors to customize a program of study that enables a comprehensive breadth and depth within core fields of ethnic studies, and prepares students for the or post-PhD careers. The application portal will re-open in Fall 2024 for Fall 2025 admission.


Courses in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Through IRES courses, students receive a foundational curriculum as well as a specialized focus in areas aligned with their unique interests.


Funding your Graduate Studies

All incoming students receive financial support, primarily in the form of graduate employment, for five years. Learn more about opportunities for funding your graduate studies.

Funding and Research Support


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Prepare for the Professional World

Learn about actual alumni jobs and discover resources to help you prepare for your chosen career path.

Career and Professional Development


Our Graduate Students

Connect with peers in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and find helpful resources for our graduate community.

Resources for the Graduate Community


Events

International GE Time Together
May20
International GE Time Together May 20 Susan Campbell Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic
May20
Film Series: Mafias and Narcotraffic May 20 Global Scholars Hall
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day)
May21
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day) May 21 Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall
Department of History Seminar Series
May21
Department of History Seminar Series May 21 McKenzie Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner
May21
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner May 21 Knight Library
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature
May21
Jamie Richards: The Third Way: Translation in and out of Comparative Literature May 21 Gerlinger Hall
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within
May22
Black Joy Sessions: Finding Joy Within May 22 Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center