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:

3MT® Coming to UAA for 2019 - 2020!     
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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

    Alex Hester, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    On Wanton Wing
    Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 pm in ARTS 116

    Pamela Simmons, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    A Margin of Grace
    Monday, July 15, 2019, 4:15 pm in ARTS 116

    Ginger Hudson, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Verna Pratt, Alaska's Wildflower Wiard, A Biography
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 3:00 pm in ARTS 116

    Chris Pearson, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Red Market: Stories
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:15 pm in ARTS 116 

    Dylan Louis, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Meet Me at Dimitri's and Other Stories
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 3:00 pm in ARTS 116

    Anne Haven McDonnell, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Switchback
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:15 pm in ARTS 116

    Mark Riley, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Cosanguinity 
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019,  3:00 pm in ARTS 116 

    Jessica Ryan-Shepherd, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    Still My Favorite Son
    Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:15 pm in ARTS 116

    Sarah Mouracade, MFA candidate in Creative Writing
    All for Him: How Choosing Motherhood Saved Me
    Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 pm in ARTS 116

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

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

  • 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
    Kaitlyn McCloud, MS candidate in Mechanical Engineering

    Design, Modeling, and Experimentation of Fractal Hinge Compliant Mechanisms with Circular-Axis Segments for Out-of-Plane Motion

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in EIB 413 at 10:00 am. 
  • 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

Sloan Fellowship opportunity through ANSEP for graduate students:
This program gives $33,000 fellowship to Native American (Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-they have to have documentation) who are pursuing MS or PhDs in hard science degree programs at UAA and UAF.  Hard sciences refers to sciences that utilize calculus, so psychology does not qualify.  Also, students do not need to be full-time students to participate in this opportunity.  Students who get accepted to Sloan can also qualify for other supports through ANSEP (conference, supplies, etc.).   Students can be accepted into the fellowship at a prorated basis (so if they have completed a semester of their MS they'd only get 3/4 of the fellowship, etc.).  See information to contact the PI's about being accepted to this wonderful opportunity.  

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Summer Semester 2019

July 8, 2019: Deadline to register for independent and directed studies; practicum, internship, research, thesis, and open-entry courses; and continuous registration. 

July 1, 2019: Deadline to request thesis deadline extention for summer semester.

July 10, 2019: Thesis/Dissertation submission deadline to the Graduate School for summer graduation.
July 21, 2019: Thesis submission deadline for those students with approved summer deadline extensions. 
July 31, 2019: Deadline to submit theses for those students with approved May Hooding Ceremony Walk-Though Requests. 

Fall Semester 2019

March 29, 2019: Priority Registration for admitted graduate students
July 15, 2019: Admission Deadline for graduate school. Check individual programs for exceptions. 

August 15, 2019: Late application deadline. A $25 late fee is assessed in addition to the application fee.
August 26, 2019: Instruction begins
September 2, 2019: Labor Day holiday - UAA closed.
September 6, 2019: deadline for planned leave of absence requests for fall semester; drop/add deadline with full refund.

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 1, 2019: Thesis/dissertation submission deadline for fall graduation by 5:00 pm. (No extensions for fall semester.)

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
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