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Native American Studies

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.


Program Address

Department of Native American Studies
2401 Hart Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-3237
(530) 752-7097

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

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


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department and Program Chair
  • Native American Studies
  • 07/01/2018

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Native American Studies
  • 01/01/2017 to 08/31/2021
530-754-4802 |
  • Advisor: General
  • Native American Studies
  • 09/01/2019 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Native American Studies
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021
(530) 752-0568 |

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies