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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Arts in Indigenous Studies

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    - Thesis route
    - Major research paper route

Program details

The Department of Indigenous Studies offers programs of study leading to a Master of Arts in Indigenous Studies.

Expected duration: 2 years

The MA program offers a Thesis route consisting of a combination of coursework and a thesis component, and a Major Research Paper (MRP) route, consisting of additional coursework and a major paper.

Tuition and fees: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

Thesis route:

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must complete:

  • 18 credit hours of coursework, including:
    • 12 credit hours of required courses
    • 6 credit hours of additional coursework at the 4000 level or above
  • Preparation and successful defense of the thesis

Major research paper route:

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must complete:

  • 21 credit hours of coursework, including:
    • 12 credit hours of required courses
    • 9 credit hours of additional coursework at the 4000 level or above
  • Successful submission of a major research paper

Areas of specialization include Métis studies, cultural-specific Indigenous areas, Indigenous economies and political organizations, Indigenous languages, Indigenous aesthetics and Northern Indigenous issues.

More about specializations

Métis studies – with three Métis scholars in the department, several students have focused on historic and contemporary Métis issues, literatures, art and politics. No other university program in Canada provides this breadth or level of support for work in these areas.

Cultural-specific Indigenous areas – Six scholars in our department offer examinations and explorations in various aspects of Inuit studies, Cree studies and Ojibway studies.

Indigenous economies and political organizations – with two scholars focusing specifically on Indigenous businesses and political organizations in their research areas, this remains one of the strengths of our department, particularly in focusing on developing contemporary models of community resistance and resilience based on Indigenous principles of economic and political livelihood. This also includes traditional and contemporary forms of Indigenous politics and economics, the application of colonial law and politics in the history of Indigenous communities, and Indigenous resistance and political movements throughout time.

Indigenous Languages – including regular courses in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. While the department does not have a full-time language professor, a departmental commitment has been made to offer Indigenous languages every year.

Indigenous aesthetics – three scholars in the department focus on Indigenous creative and critical expressions found in literature, art, film, beadwork and performance art.

Northern Indigenous issues – our department has created innovative opportunities for work in remote northern communities, with two scholars who have studied various aspects of culture, politics, entrepreneurship and history in a northern context.

Graduate advisors

Visit our student resources section for more information on finding a graduate advisor and the diversity of our research interests.

Sample course offerings

  • INDG 7230: Methodology and Research Issues in Indigenous Studies (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7240: Issues in Colonization (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7250: Culture: Theory and Praxis (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7280: Indigenous Studies Colloquia (1 credit hour)
  • INDG 7220: Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7290: Seminar in Aboriginal Economy (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7310: Critical Theory and Indigenous Studies (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7320: Trauma Theory in Indigenous Writing in Canada and Australia (3 credit hours)
  • INDG 7330: Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Research (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Admission decisions are based on the qualifications of the applicant as well as the ability of the Department of Indigenous Studies and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

To be considered for admission to the Indigenous Studies (MA) program, you must have a four-year degree with a major in Indigenous Studies (formerly Native studies) or equivalent.

Students who have a 4-year degree in a discipline other than Indigenous Studies, with some combination of courses in any discipline where a minimum of 50% of the content is dedicated to Indigenous issues, major research papers on Indigenous topics, Honours/advanced research papers on Indigenous issues, and language courses or proficiency.

Students who do not meet this equivalency will be required to take additional courses to meet the requirement for 30 credit hours of Indigenous studies courses.

How to apply

The Indigenous Studies (MA) program accepts applications for Fall entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
  • Statement of intent (three pages)
  • Supervisor support
  • Two academic letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

MA Statement of Intent

Complete a brief (750 words) three-page statement of intention and one page bibliography for your thesis research. Reviewers will stop reading after 3 pages of text (not including the bibliography). Your objective is to demonstrate that your research topic is important and doable based on a short literature review. The Graduate Program Admissions Committee is particularly interested in discerning your writing ability and capacity to use reference materials, so please ensure that your proposal does include references. 

Statement of Intent - Clearly and succinctly, state:

  1. The proposed research topic and the overall purpose of your research. Indicate how your research will make a significant contribution to knowledge in Indigenous Studies and where and how it builds on existing knowledge within the discipline (i.e., the relevant literature).
  2. How you will engage in the study. Include a brief statement of the theoretical and methodological presuppositions that provide the foundations for your research. Indicate any community involvement or support for your research proposal.
  3. Academic sources that have inspired your project.

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Fall (September) November 1

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Fall (August) February 1

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Fall (August) January 15

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Fall (August) January 15

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Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 17, 2024 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

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Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The Fall 2023 intake has been suspended. The next intake is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2025.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
June 1 (Pathology MSc)

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1


Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Summer (May) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15
Summer (May) October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) Winter intake currently suspended.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Indigenous Studies reviews applications in February and June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
(for scholarship consideration)

May 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions Committee for Applied Human Nutrition reviews applications in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) October 1 January 6

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Department of Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts
Room 215 Isbister Building
183 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

indigenous.studies@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9266
Fax: 204-474-7657

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