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.
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.
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.
Prepare for the Professional World
Learn about actual alumni jobs and discover resources to help you prepare for your chosen career path.
Our Graduate Students
Connect with peers in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and find helpful resources for our graduate community.