American Indian Graduate Program

As part of UC Berkeley's mission to foster academic excellence through diversity, the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP) seeks, through outreach, individual recruitment, and student services, to counteract the barriers that prevent the full participation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in graduate education.

AIGPAC Mission Statement

The AIGP Advisory Committee of the American Indian Graduate Program is composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni and tribal community representatives committed to advancing American Indian/Alaska Native graduate education. The committee advises and supports AIGP's efforts to recruit, retain and advance American Indian Graduate students at UC Berkeley, and enhance university educational climate to achieve these ends. The committee fulfills these functions by supporting:

  • Faculty, student, staff, alumni and tribal commitment to AIGP goals.
  • University and complementary programs that enhance the academic and professional success of American Indian graduate students.
  • Respectful integration of American Indian knowledge, cultures and issues in the mainstream of campus life.

Current Students

AIGP promotes support services to assist American Indian and Alaska Native students throughout their academic programs at Berkeley. AIGP keeps students up to date on events in the Indian community, and organizes several social events throughout the year. AIGP also provides support for the American Indian graduate student community at Cal.

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Prospective Students

If you are considering applying to Berkeley for graduate school, we highly recommend that you visit the Career Center. It can help you answer the questions What is Graduate School?, Is Graduate School for Me?, and How Do I Choose a School? It also provides a timeline for applying to graduate school and detailed information on graduate school testing, the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and financial aid.

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