Tribal Administration and Governance M.T.A.G.

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Duluth, MN 55812
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Department of American Indian Studies
Program Type
Graduate Program
Master of Tribal Administration and Governance
American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About this Program

The Master of Tribal Administration and Governance (MTAG) is an applied development degree for current or future tribal administrators, council members and tribal leaders. MTAG courses are designed to develop the knowledge and skills you need to work as an administrator in a tribal government.

Acquired Skills

  • explain and analyze the legal, cultural, and political contours of tribal sovereignty
  • formulate and apply effective approaches to strategic, operational, human resource, project, and fiscal management in tribal governance contexts
  • demonstrate effective applied research and methodological skills regarding tribal sovereignty, governance management, and leadership
  • demonstrate effective communication skills regarding tribal sovereignty, governance management, and leadership
  • identify, analyze, and apply the leadership qualities required of tribal administrators
  • demonstrate the globally contextualized intercultural competencies inherently necessary for effective tribal administration and governance

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

To find out what our recent graduates are doing, see the Career and Internship Services Report:  Follow-up of Majors

Admissions and Scholarships

Visit the program's scholarship page to learn about a range of scholarships available to applicants.


In addition to the general application instructions provided by the Graduate School, visit the MTAG program page for specific application instructions and deadlines related to the program. Also visit the program requirements page linked above for additional information.