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M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law


The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law is an online, 33 credit hour graduate degree that can be completed in as little as 15 months. The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law offers a strong foundation in Native American Law for non-lawyers who deal with contracts, negotiations or any other issues that demand knowledge of Native American policy, regulation or business practice.

Recognized Leader in Native American Studies

Located at the heart of the original Indian territory, the University of Oklahoma has expertise in Native American studies across the university.

Faculty with Strong Indigenous Peoples Law Experience

Students in the program are taught by OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty carefully selected for their expertise in American Indian, Native American and Indigenous Peoples law.

Flexible Delivery

Online classes allow working professionals to take this program from anywhere in the world. Plus, students can complete the program in just 15 months.

Unique Student Experience

Students are organized into small start groups and take all their classes together – this allows them to share their experiences with Native American law providing a much richer experience for each student. Plus, OU Law staff work closely with each student to promote a successful learning environment.

Access to Native American Legal Resources

OU Law provides access to the Native American Law Student Association, the American Indian Law Review, numerous conferences on Native American law and joint career fairs with OU Native American Studies.

Program Financing

The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law program is designed to educate the leaders in the Native American and Indigenous Peoples law community. The team at OU Law makes every effort to help qualified candidates succeed in the program. Financial aid is available, and many of our current students are able to combine Federal aid with Tribal funds to offset the cost of the program.

The price for the program depends on the whether or not you are a resident of Oklahoma. In-state tuition is $504.00 per credit hour, out of state tuition is $883.50 per credit hour. In addition, there are mandatory fees of $186 per credit hour and a once-a-semester fee of $101.50. To learn more, please fill out the form to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law is an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses, including scholarships and financial aid. For more information, please click the Request Information button at the top of the page to see what might be available for you.

Applying to the Program

The M.L.S. in Indigenous Peoples Law is a selective program aimed to educate leaders in the Native American and Indigenous Peoples community. The program has three starts per year (January, May and August), and we evaluate applications on a rolling admissions basis.

Students that wish to apply to the program are asked to:

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Submit an official transcript from your undergraduate institution and any graduate institution you have attended
  • Write and submit a personal statement on your career goals and reasons for applying to the program
  • Submit a professional resume

All of this information will be considered as part of your application. Students do not need to submit any test scores, although foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate proficiency in English sufficient to successfully complete the program.