The University of Arizona is pleased to invite prospective Native American graduate students to apply for admission and financial support to earn a master's and/or doctoral degrees in one of 59 graduate programs offered by the University of Arizona in science, engineering, mathematics and agricultural fields.
The University of Arizona/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership (UA/SIGP) is designed to address the national need for academically prepared Native Americans who can help spur economic development in their communities and reservations and occupy leadership positions in colleges and universities, government and the corporate world.
The University of Arizona is a research extensive institution, recognized as one of the top 20 institutions in the United States. It is ranked 14th by the National Science Foundation in research expenditures. The university is one of few institutions in the country that houses the Colleges of Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and a Cancer Center in the same campus, providing exciting opportunities for research and learning.
The University of Arizona has a strong track record of enrolling and graduating Native American students at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral level. Over 700 undergraduates and approximately 200 graduate and professional Native American students attend the University of Arizona. It ranks number one in conferring Ph.D.'s to Native Americans according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (2011).