Indigenous Governance: Continuing Education Certificate

The Continuing Education Certificate is a 6 unit program designed for those who want to learn about Indigenous governance.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Governance, a student must complete 6 credit hours. Two courses are required: (1) Law, Policy and Economics of Contemporary Tribal Governments (1 credit); and (2) Comparative Indigenous Governance (1 credit). Of the 6 credits, a total of three must be taken in person. The remaining credits can be either in person or through distance learning, but must be selected from the approved list of electives.

Students are strongly encouraged to begin the certificate by taking the two required courses as part of the January in Tucson program. Students may take up to one year to complete the Certificate.

Admissions Requirements

Students must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience. With permission from the Director, Students may change from the Continuing Education Certificate program to either the Graduate Certificate or Masters of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance. Units earned as part of the Certificate may be applied to either of those degree programs, provided the student is admitted to the other program within three years of completing the certificate courses.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Graduate Certificate is $4500 and includes all textbooks and other course materials. Students may also choose to enroll in individual courses at a cost of $750 per credit hour. No scholarship funds are available from the program.