Graduate Student Documents

Graduate Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook was developed by the Department of Biological Sciences' Graduate Affairs Committee, in order to provide guidance on the paperwork and procedures that must be followed in order to remain in good standing and graduate in a timely fashion. All graduate students are responsible for the information contained in the Graduate Student Handbook. 

  UAA Biological Sciences Graduate Handbook

Documents for Current Students

Throughout the various stages of your graduate studies, there are documents that you will need to submit in order to satisfy the M.S. Biological Sciences program requirements. You can find the guidelines for the processes that require these documents in the Graduate Student Handbook. Here is an overview of where you can find some of these documents:

Graduate School Forms

These are just some of the Graduate School forms you may need in order to maintain satisfactory academic standing:

  • Appointment or Change of Graduate Advisory Committee
  • Annual Report of Graduate Student Progress
  • Report on Thesis/Dissertation Defense

Please make sure to use the most recent Graduate School form in order to prevent any processing delays. For a complete list of the most current Graduate School forms, visit the Graduate School Forms webpage. Instructions for these forms can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Biological Sciences Graduate Forms

There are procedures that require forms from the Department of Biological Sciences.  These are some of the forms that you may need:

All departmental forms can be obtained through Blackboard under Biological Sciences Graduate Student Affairs.  Instructions for these forms can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Submitting Graduate Student Forms

To reduce printing cost and paper waste, all graduate student required paperwork should be completed electronically and uploaded to the Biological Sciences Graduate Affairs Blackboard site. You can find information about completing and submitting your graduate student paperwork on page 16 of your Graduate Student Handbook. 


 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Aubrey Martindale
Graduate Affairs Administrative Assistant
(907) 786-1298
Jonathan Stecyk, Ph.D.
Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee
(907) 786-4791