University of Alaska Anchorage

  • An Engaged Community through Innovation, Creativity, and Research

    The University of Alaska Anchorage Graduate School offers 6 doctoral and 23 Master's degree programs, and 9 graduate certificate programs. UAA offers cooperative/collaborative graduate programs with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Washington Medical School, Idaho State University, East Carolina University, and Creighton University. The Graduate School enrolls approximately 1000 students in graduate studies from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and around the world.

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Graduate Community in the News:

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For the past two years, UAA alumnus Seth Campbell has worked on ICECON, a project commissioned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is now handing the baton to engineering grad student, Kelsey Frazier, for part two of the project. 

UAA biology graduate student Kelly Ireland is working on collaborative research involving stickleback fish. These tiny and abundant fish are the subject of intensive study at UAA and elsewhere because of their genetic variability and surprising physiological parallels with humans. 

The first-ever release of a North Slope 3D seismic data set will help 2018 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment award winners Professor Simon Kattenhorn and his graduate student, Triffon Tatarin, to get a much better grip on the geologic underpinnings of about 400 square miles of the North Slope.

Biology graduate student Hannah Uher-Koch monitors loon behavior on the North Slope 

Plexiglas menagerie: The case of the buried caribou teeth - Nathan Harmston, Anthropology graduate student


Upcoming Thesis Defenses: 


  • Anthropology

    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Anthropology. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 

  • Biological Sciences
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Biological Sciences. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 
  • Creative Writing and Literary Arts

    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Creative Writing and Literary Arts. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

  • Clinical Psychology
    Amber Frasure, MS Candidate in Clinical Psychology

    "Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Use Disorder, and Incarceration: Experiences as Told by People with a History of Polysubstance Use"
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in SSB 302 at 9:00 am

  • English

    Sam Friedman, MA Candidate in English
    "Olaf Stapledon and the Human-Animal Boundaries"
    Monday, October 7, 2019 in ADM 283 at 10:00 am 

  • Applied Geological Sciences
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Applied Geological Sciences. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 
  • Civil Engineering

    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Civil Engineering. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

  • Mechanical Engineering
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Mechanical Engineering. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Interdisciplinary Studies. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

 Upcoming Project Defenses:

  • English

    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in English. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

  • Nursing

    At this time there are no upcoming defenses in Nursing. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

  • Public Health Practice

    At this time, there are no upcoming defenses in Public Health Practice. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 

  • Project Management

    At this time, there are no upcoming defenses in Project Management. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 

  • Civil Engineering

    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Civil Engineering. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.

  • Mechanical Engineering
    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Mechanical Engineering. Please check back later or see other programs fo their their scheduled defenses.
  • Applied Geological Sciences
    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Applied Geological Sciences. Please check back later or see other programs fo their their scheduled defenses.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Interdisciplinary Studies. Please check back later or see other programs fo their their scheduled defenses.

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Graduate Funding Opportunities

ASGP Graduate Research Grants: 

The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP), a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applications from U. S. citizens for graduate research grants. These grants are offered to graduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Preference is given to projects directly related to Nama's interests. Awards available under this announcement are limited to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education.   

Graduate Research grants of up to $15,000 (Total Direct Costs) will be awarded through a competitive process. Grants are open to new and continuing students to support research projects fostering the vision of NASA by encouraging career goals in STEM disciplines, strengthening the nation’s STEM workforce and engaging Americans in NASA’s mission. Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.  Women, under-represented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Please see our website for more information and the solicitation. 

Completed applications are due by COB on December 2, 2019. 

Awardees will be notified by email on or around January 15, 2020.   

 

Arctic Domain Awareness Center:

The Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) announces a competitive search to address research challenges associated with multiple Arctic response capability gaps and shortfalls in science and technology discerned from a two part workshop conducted via “Stressing the System…managing a complex Arctic Crisis” Arctic-related Incidents of National Significance workshop, (Arctic-IoNS). These workshops were conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus in Nome, Alaska April 18–19, 2019 and at the University of Alaska Anchorage from May 20–22, 2019. ADAC principally seeks proposals that can smoothly transition from research to solutions and needed capability for USCG and other DHS Arctic maritime operators. For more information see ADAC funding announcement.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Fall Semester 2019

September 6, 2019: deadline for planned leave of absence requests for fall semester; drop/add deadline (by 5:00 pm).
September 9, 2019: Office of Financial Aid priority processing deadline for Fall 2019 Student Payment Requests, Administration Scholarships, and UA Foundation Fund Payments. All requests received by this deadline are guaranteed entry by the UAA Fall 2019 Payment Deadline at 5 p.m. on Sept. 16.

September 16, 2019: Deadline for graduate assistant/fellowship or WWAMI  health insurance enrollment. Contract letters must be on file with the Graduate School. 

September 16, 2019: Fall payment deadline (5:00 pm)

October 25, 2019: Deadline to register for continuous registration*, thesis or project courses, independent or directed studies, practicum, or internships by 5:00 pm. *Note: students missing the continuous registration deadline and NOT enrolled in other graduate coursework listed on their GSP will be placed on academic probation. See UAA catalog for Continuous Registration policy. 
November 15, 2019: Deadline to apply for fall graduation and be included in the Commencement program.
 
December 6, 2019: Last day to apply for fall graduation.
November 28-29, 2019: Thanksgiving Holiday - UAA closed
December 2, 2019: Thesis/dissertation submission deadline for fall graduation by 5:00 pm. (No extensions for fall semester.) This is a one-time exception due the the late Thanksgiving holiday this year. 

December 2, 2019: Deadline to submit request "walk-though" status for the December Hooding Ceremony.

December 14, 2019: Graduate Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 pm in Wendy Williamson Auditorium for summer and fall students.

Spring Semester 2020

November 8, 2019: Spring priority registration opens for graduate students. 
January 13, 2020: Spring instruction begins.
January 20, 2020: Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. UAA closed. 
January 24, 2020: deadline for planned leave of absence requests for spring semester; drop/add deadline. 
January 31, 2020: Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship or WWAMI Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline for Spring. Contract letters must be on file with the Graduate School.
March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit theses for those students with approved December Hooding Ceremony Walk-Though Requests. 
March 9 - 13, 2020: Spring break, no classes.
March 16, 2020: Deadline to register for continuous registration*, thesis or project courses, independent or directed studies, practicum, or internships by 5:00 pm. *Note: students missing the continuous registration deadline and NOT enrolled in other graduate coursework listed on their GSP will be placed on academic probation. See UAA catalog for Continuous Registration policy. 
April 1, 2020: deadline to request thesis/dissertation submission spring deadline extention.
April 10, 2020: Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline for spring semester by 5:00 pm.
April 3, 2020: Deadline to apply for graduation and be included in the Commencement program.
April 24, 2020: Deadline to apply for spring graduation
April 15, 2020: Deadline to submit request for "walk-though" status for the May Hooding Ceremony.
May 2, 2020: Graduate Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 pm in Wendy Williamson Auditorium for spring students.

 

 
Graduate School
University of Alaska Anchorage
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 368
Anchorage, Alaska   99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1098
Fax:  (907) 786-1791
E-mail:  uaa_graduateschool@alaska.edu