Graduate Certificate in Advanced Human Service Systems


Application Process

UAA Admission Process

Access the UAA admissions login and apply online. For instructions on how to apply online, click here

You may complete this form online; however you must also provide official transcripts under separate cover.  

After completing the UAA online form, please return to this page to access the Human Service Department application packet.


Human Service Department Graduate Certificate Application Process

The Human Services Department Application process is threefold:

Part 1: Complete the Candidate information sheet, to include a current resume (click here for form). Part 2: Submit a writing sample
Part 3: Submit three letters of reference

Part 1: Complete the Candidate information sheet, to include a current resume

Instructions for completing part 1 – Candidate information sheet and resume

  1. Download the Candidate Information Sheet.
  2. Fill out the required information.
  3. Attach a current resume including relevant academic, professional and volunteer experiences.
  4. Return the Information Sheet and resume to the Human Service Department via one of the following methods:
  • Emailing to humsgrad@uaa.alaska.edu
  • Delivering directly to the Human Services Department on the UAA campus in PSB 212
  • Mailing to the Human Services Department at:

Human Services Graduate Program
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska  99508

Part 2: Submit a writing sample

Instructions for completing step 2 – writing sample

  1. Provide an original, formal writing sample that demonstrates your academic abilities.
    Your writing sample should not be a previously written paper or classroom assignment.
  2. Write an essay on each of the following issues.
    Each essay must be 2-3 pages in length, typewritten with 1" margins and a 12 point font.
    Be sure to include your name on the essay.
  • What is your perception or understanding of human services as a profession?  Provide a specific example to support your discussion.
  • Describe how your experiences and personal values support your choice of human services as a profession.  Describe how the Graduate Certificate in Advance Human Service Systems will contribute to your personal goals and career path.
  1. Return the Writing sample to the Human Service Department by:
  • Emailing to humsgrad@uaa.alaska.edu
  • Delivering directly to the Human Services Department on the UAA campus in PSB 212
  • Mailing to the Human Services Department at:

Human Services Graduate Program
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska  99508

Part 3: Submit three letters of reference

Instructions for completing step 3 – Reference letters

  1. Down load the reference form (click here to download form).
  2. Have the forms completed (professional references are preferable, but one reference may be a personal reference).
  3. Have your reference providers seal the form in an envelope and sign across the seal.
  4. Return the references to the Human Service Department by:
  • Delivering directly to the Human Services Department on the UAA campus in PSB 212
  • Mailing to the Human Services Department at:

Human Services Graduate Program
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska  99508