Academic Programs

Academic Units



Division of Population Health Sciences
Offering undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare graduates to plan, implement, and evaluate health services and work to protect and promote the health status of communities.


School of Justice and Human Services
Offering undergrduate programs as well as occupational endorsements in areas of human services, diversity and social justice, conflict resoluion, and children's behavioral health. Provides state-wide justice-related education, research, and service, including academic courses and degrees in Justice and in Legal Studies.  


School of Allied Health
Home to training programs and facilities for allied health professionals, preparing graduates for work in rewarding careers in Alaska's rapidly growing health care industry.


School of Nursing
Delivers undergraduate (AAS, BSN) and graduate (MS, GC, DNP) nursing programs at wide range of campuses across Alaska.


School of Preventive and Therapeutic Sciences
Home to training programs and facilities for a wide range of therapy and dental programs.


School of Social Work
Is dedicated to advancing social work practice in Alaska through baccalaureate and master’s education, research, and service


Partner Program Units



MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program
A partnership between UAA and the University of Washington School of Medicine that trains current health care professionals to become physician assistants (PAs) with a Master of Clinical Health Services.

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UAA/Creighton University Occupational Therapy program
A professional entry-level occupational therapy program offered through Creighton University, providing students with asynchronous and synchronous teaching and learning in a unique hybrid model. 

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UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy Program
A collaborative program between UAA and the Idaho State University allowing students to attend class on UAA campus while earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) without leaving the state. 

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WWAMI School of Medical Education
Offers both the Doctor of Medicine program in partnership with the University of Washington, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies to prepare students for medical school.






Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
helps strengthen systems to deliver comprehensive and culturally relevant health care to rural Alaskans.

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Center for Human Development
A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.


Child Welfare Academy
Provides training and technical assistance to the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services. CWA also contracts with other organizations, as requested, to provide a variety of training and facilitation needs in the area of child welfare.


Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
Provides technical assistance and support to increase the capacity within the state to address the health needs of all Alaskans while also encouraging student involvement through academic course work, internships, and research assistantships.

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Interprofessional Health Sciences Simulation Center
Provides simulation events, activities, and facilities to students across the College's broad academic programs to better prepare them for real-world scenarios.


Alaska Justice Information Center
Serves as Alaska's designated statistical analysis center with the mission to compile, analyze, and report on criminal justice topics to policymakers and practitioners in order to improve public safety, to increase criminal justice system accountability, and to reduce recidivism.