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  • Department of Native American Studies
    2401 Hart Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-3237
    Fax: (530) 752-7097
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  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222
Native American Studies

Application Deadlines

  • General: Dec 1, 2013
  • Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013
  • Continuing Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013

* Deadline Descriptions

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. Plan I
  • M.A. Plan II
  • Ph.D. Plan B

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS required for international students who are residents of countries where the first language is not English
  • Modified curriculum vitae (must include general area of Native American Studies interest, past research experiences, other relevant work experience, and details of field of interest)
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement indicating the reasons for applying to Native American Studies and UC Davis

Degree Requirements

Administrative Bylaws

Students gain advanced comparative, interdisciplinary and hemispheric knowledge of Native American Studies--history; religion; philosophy; government; politics; society; art; music; women and gender studies; literature; environmental studies; and language and linguistics, as well as indigenous community development for autonomy and sovereignty; colonialism, racism and self-determination; and ethnohistory. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in Native American Studies or related disciplines; or for careers in tribal administration and education in museums and cultural centers, community development, and public policy.

This is a departmentally-based Graduate Program.

For more information, visit the Native American Studies website.


Program Chair
Steve Crum Native American Studies (530) 752-6488
Academic Advisers
Elisabeth R. Middleton
(Adviser: Admissions and Primary Contact)
Native American Studies 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 754-4802
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
Stella Mancillas Native American Studies (530) 752-3237
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Jean Telford Graduate Studies (530) 752-9292