WPR reports on Doctorate in Native Studies

Wisconsin’s only doctorate program in native studies will begin this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. It’s the first public campus in Wisconsin to do so. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. J P Leary, told Wisconsin Public Radio that the four-year coursework is based on “footwork,” not “bookwork.” Instead of research and dissertations, students will do community-based projects. Leary said 24 people have already applied for the program, but only 12 will be selected. The program is designed for working professionals, such as teachers or social workers. WPR’s Patty Murray has the story.