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Graduate Admission

Regular admission is granted to qualified applicants who hold the baccalaureate degree or equivalent (for international students) and whose undergraduate grade-point averages are B or above (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Applicants who do not meet these criteria but whose records and recommendations suggest likely success may be admitted on probationary or provisionary status.

GINSP has several application deadlines. January 15 is the deadline to be considered for admission and nomination for a university scholarship or fellowship. March 15 is the deadline for admission and consideration for internal GINSP scholarships. A rolling deadline is allowed for applications to be received on a continuous basis.

Applications will not be considered until all the following materials have been submitted:

  • Domestic or international online graduate application.
  • Application fee (nonrefundable check payable to the University of Kansas, see Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog).
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (international students must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language scores).
  • 1 official transcript from each previously attended college or university.
  • A 2- to 3-page personal statement.
  • Résumé.
  • 3 letters of recommendation and Graduate Studies letter of recommendation form.
  • Writing sample (research paper, etc.).

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the program:

The University of Kansas
Indigenous Studies
Lippincott Hall
1410 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 6
Lawrence, KS 66045-7537

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