Graduate Projects

Graduate Programs with Project Requirement or Option

Several graduate degree programs offer the option of a project as a final degree requirement. Programs that have projects are:

College of Business & Public Policy:
  • Global Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering -
  • Arctic Engineering (MS)
  • Civil Engineering (M-CE)
  • Engineering Management (MS)
  • Project Management (MS)
  • Science Management (MS)
College of Health -
  • Nursing (MS)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Social Work (MSW)
Community & Technical College -
  • Career & Technical Education (MS)

Each program maintains separate rules and regulations, which students can review in the respective handbooks. However, submission guidelines for all departments are mandated by the Graduate School.  


Need help formatting your project?

Please review your Program Project Handbook (see below). If you need additional help in using MS Word to format your thesis, check out UAA Continuing Education. They offer a wonderful course in MS Word 2010 for Formatting Thesis/Dissertation. See Workshops tab.

Please use the following examples to format your Project Signature and Title Pages:

Project Signature Page Template

Project Title Page Template

Project Formatting Checklist (includes APA Style Requirements)


Project Submission Instructions

All projects must be submitted to the Graduate School and the UA Institutional Repository to complete degree requirements.

Instructions for Submitting Projects:

1. Final projects must have completed Signature Page and be approved by the College dean.

2. Graduate programs must email a project submission packet to:

3. Project submission packets must include:

  • Completed and signed Signature Page (separate from project)
  • PDF of project with blank signature page
  • Copy of the completed Institutional Repository Waiver (see forms)
  • Any added instructions regarding embargo or proprietary data.

4. Upon receipt of the packet, the Graduate School will:

  • insert a notation in Banner that the student's project is complete (student cannot graduate without this notation). Notation will be reflected in student's DegreeWorks audit.
  • upload the signed Signature Page into the student's file in OnBase.

5. The Consortium Library will upload the project into the UA Institutional Repository currently known as ScholarWorks@UA.

  • The student author may request an email notification from the Consortium Library when the publication is complete (see IR Waiver form).
  • The student author may request an access embargo period from 1 to 5 years at time of deposit.

6. Projects must be submitted to the Graduate School and Library by the last day of the semester in order for students to graduate in that semester.  

  • Fall 2014: December 13
  • Spring 2015: May 2
  • Summer 2015: TBD

Formatting Handbooks for Projects

Public Health Practice Project Practicum Handbook