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Prospective Students


Apply online for the Fall 2016 Cohort!

The entire program is designed to accommodate working adults offering weekend and online classes. Weekend sessions meet four times per semester on Friday evenings and all day Saturday; students may attend in person or participate by remote connection for weekend sessions.

Students who participate in the Master of Tribal Administration & Governance (MTAG) program will gain a firm grounding in the principles of sovereignty, ethics, law, management, budgets, and leadership -- to benefit tribal governments in the years to come.

Admission Requirements
Bachelor's degree, preferred minimum GPA of 3.0

MTAG students are required to have a laptop computer. Students are welcome to purchase a laptop anywhere as long as it meets the technology requirements. UMD Computer Corner offers Mac and Windows laptops and accessories with excellent features and prices often below retail. Required technology purchased at the Computer Corner is sales-tax free.

Degree Requirements
Each cohort will complete the same sequence of courses totaling 38 credits.

Application for Admission
Each cohort capacity is 20 students. The program is open until filled, with an August 15th deadline.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to meet schloarship deadlines!

Application Process
Your application will not be considered for review until all of the required materials listed below are submitted successfully.

Required Materials
Where to Submit
Graduate School Application

Complete and submit the electronic application.

Required sections: Personal information, application information, educational background, languages, awards & activities, employment/residence information, financial support, applicant statement #1, and recommendations.

GRE is not required.

Click here to access the online application.

Electronically via Apply Yourself
Application Fee Information about fees Electronically via Apply Yourself

Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts for initial review. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English.

If you are admitted, the Graduate School will then request official copies of transcripts.

Additional information about uploading transcripts and credentials.

Electronically via Apply Yourself
Personal Statement The personal statement should be typewritten, 300 words, and double spaced. It should include what you hope to get out of the MTAG program and accomplish in tribal administration and governance. Personal Statement can be uploaded into the Program Supplementary Information section in Apply Yourself under "Upload 1."
Two Letters of Recommendation

Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable.

Electronically via Apply Yourself


Questions about the online application? Call 218.726.7332 or email

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