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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 over 600 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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In 2019, two MS Project Management students, Josianne Ballin and Angele Ndidi Edimo received highly competitive awards from the Project Management Institute (PMI). One for community engagement and the other for an academic paper advancing the body of knowledge for engineering and construction projects. Each year there are only four award recipients from out of the 1.8 million worldwide members and credential holders and UAA students received two of the four awards. Pretty awesome!   

The PMIEF Community Advancement Through Project Management Award emphasizes pro bono project management contributions that increase the capacities of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations. While a student in the PM program, Josiane was also PMI AK Chapter President (2018).  That PMI AK received this award is a testimonial to UAA MSPM students (specifically Josiane) who was not just an exceptional student (alumni) but a committed volunteer giving generously of her time in a leadership role to support our profession but also to improve the capabilities within our community.  

The PMIEF Donald S. Barrie Award was awarded to Angele Ndidi Edimo for her academic paper written in 2018. Her paper was awarded for "advancing the PMBOK® Guide in the field of design, procurement and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry". 

From Hewlett-Packard to UAA:  Associate Professor LuAnn Piccard believes in the power of the journey. Like any good project manager, she understands that life isn’t a straight line that leads from point A to point B. No flowchart, after all, can account for every possible outcome. And the journey that landed Piccard as chair of the Project Management Department at the UAA College of Engineering was chock-full of the unexpected.

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. 

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 & 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.

  • English

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

  • Geological Sciences

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

  • Psychology (MS/PhD)
    Steffi Kim, PhD Candidate in Clinical-Community Psychology
    "We're Adaptable People: Resilience in the Context of Successful Aging in Urban Dwelling Alaska Native Elders"
    Monday, April 13 at 11:00 am
    Zoom instructions to follow.
  • Civil Engineering

    Kristopher Ford, MS Candidate in Civil Engineering
    "Forecasting Coastal Erosion at Utqiagvik, Alaska"
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM in EIB 413

    Zoom Link: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/924015104
    Meeting ID: 924 015 104

  • 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.
  • Dietetics & Nutrition
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Dietetics & Nutrition. 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:

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

  • Geological Sciences

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

  • Dietetics & Nutrition
     At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Dietetics & Nutrition. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.
  • Nursing Science

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

  • Public Health Practice

    At this time, there are no upcoming project 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 project defenses in Project Management. Please check back later or see other programs fo their 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 fo their 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.
  • 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:

In 2020, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section is pleased to offer one scholarship award of C$3000 in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chair of the Section 

The competition is open to any full time graduate student at a recognized University in Canada or the US State of Alaska whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. The attached letter contains information on research areas and selection requirements. Information is also on the Arctic Section’s website:  https://www.sname.org/arcticsection/home.

The deadline for applications is midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, June 26, 2020

This scholarship will be awarded by October 15, 2020.

Email: 2020scholarship@icetech16.org

URL:   https://www.sname.org/arcticsection/home

 

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Spring Semester 2020

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 20, 2020: Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline for spring semester by 5:00 pm. Extended deadline due to COVID-19. 
April 3, 2020: Deadline to apply for graduation ($50 application fee is waived for spring) and be included in the Commencement program.
April 24, 2020: Deadline to apply for spring graduation ($50 application fee is waived for spring)
May 2020: Graduate Hooding Ceremony to be determined. 
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