The Graduate program consists of core courses in the Native Studies Department and optional course offerings in other departments, and offers opportunities for specialization in First Nation, Inuit and Métis histories, cultures, social and theoretical issues.
The emphasis of the program is on research and therefore a thesis is a degree requirement in both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
The Native Studies program at the University of Manitoba is an international leader in the field that is committed to establishing outstanding scholarship relating to the historical and contemporary position of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The Department strives to challenge existing institutional paradigms, as well as raise the bar of generally accepted research practices and teaching standards.
The Native Studies Graduate Colloquium is a weekly series that provides opportunities for graduate students to present their own research and to hear from some of the top academics and practitioners in the field of Native and Indigenous Studies from across Canada and around the world.