Master of Tribal Administration and Governance
UMD Graduate School
The Master of Tribal Administration and Governance is an applied professional development degree designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as an administrator in a tribal government. Students in the program may already serve as tribal administrators, council members or tribal leaders. Students who currently work or aspire to work professionally in tribal governments or management positions will benefit from this program, which emphasizes both the acquisition of academic knowledge and the application of practical skills. The curriculum is based on the roles that tribal administrators, leaders and professionals play in formal and informal situations that support tribal sovereignty and self-determination. Traditional language and culture is an important thread throughout the program. Program delivery is designed to accommodate working professionals and support existing commitments to families and home communities. A combination of online delivery and several weekend meetings per semester provides face to face interaction with experts in each area of the curriculum including faculty, staff, special guests, and students.
Admission and Application Requirements
- Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0; Bachelor's degree.
- Personal statement (300 words)
- Two letters of recommendation
Each cohort will complete the same sequence of courses totaling 38 credits.
Deadlines and Dates
Applications for Fall admission are accepted on a rolling basis.