JD/MA in Indigenous Studies
The University of Kansas offers a joint degree program in Law and Indigenous Studies. As part of this unique program, students may graduate with both the J.D. and an M.A. in Indigenous Studies in seven semesters, including summer school. The program "aspires to facilitate the protection and strengthening of indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and self-sufficiency" in indigenous nations throughout the Americas. The University of Kansas was the third institution of higher learning in the United States to offer a joint degree program relating to indigenous peoples and the only such degree addressing indigenous issues throughout the Western Hemisphere.