Graduate Education at UAA

Innovation, Creativity, and Research

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Graduate School offers 6 doctoral and more than 20 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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Masters and doctoral programs are available for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree. UAA offers graduate programs in the sciences, engineering, occupational therapy, project management, social work, education and more.

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Financial Aid and Funding

At UAA, many graduate students receive financial aid to help them complete their graduate studies. Some students are awarded assistantships in teaching or research which cover much of the cost of their education.

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Graduate Student Seminars & Workshops

All Seminars are located in the Lyla Richards Conference Room, SU 103 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (also open to junior and senior level students).

        • March 9, 2023 To be rescheduled: "Writing a Successful Graduate School Application"
        • March 23, 2023: "Financial Planning for Graduate School"
        • March 30, 2023: "Reading Like a Graduate Student"
        • April 11, 2023: "Writing Like a Graduate Student"
        • April 19, 2023: "Thinking Like a Graduate Student"



Graduate Funding Opportunities

This inaugural scholarship is named in honor of the late Bob Moses, a pioneering civil rights leader and educator who founded The Algebra Project, a national U.S. mathematics literacy program aimed at helping low-income students and students of color achieve the mathematical skills in high school that are a prerequisite for success in college and beyond. The application deadline is April 3, 2023. More information is listed below:

Scholarship Award: $15,000

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Any student who:
        • is enrolled as a master’s or doctoral student in good standing at a public or private U.S. university during the 2022–2023 academic school year
        • demonstrates leadership abilities and commitment to community service
        • demonstrates financial need
        • is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551

How To Apply

To apply for the scholarship, you must provide: 
        • a one-page statement outlining financial need
        • the official transcript for your most recently completed academic term; this should include your Fall 2022 grades and cumulative GPA
        • two recommendation letters (one should be from a school advisor or the chair of the dissertation committee)
        • two original essays, answering the following essay questions (maximum of 500 words per question):
               – Describe how your approach to learning is aligned with the work of Bob Moses.
               – Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, why you should be awarded the Robert (Bob) Moses Scholarship and how this scholarship will help you support underserved communities.

Timeline:  Application Portal Open: February 1, 2023
                Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
                Winner Notified: May 15, 2023

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The American Indian Graduate Center offers scholarships and fellowships that fund graduate and professional degrees. See 
Training Opportunity: Are you interested in research to prevent Veteran Suicide, a critical public health priority in the U.S.? The VA’s Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention has launched a new virtual Suicide Prevention and Health Disparities Research Training Program (learn more about us on our website). Our goal is to enhance knowledge, interest, and potential entrance of diverse researchers into veteran suicide research. This competitive 8-week program exposes participants to state-of-the-art clinical and public health suicide research approaches, study of health disparities in this area, and “hands on” mentored research experience.

Eligibility: Graduate students in medical, health or allied health professional programs with special interest in populations underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences. 

How to apply: Enrollment is rolling. Complete the application and submit to 

How to learn more: Visit our program website, email or call us at (813) 893-0978

New Graduate Student Funding Opportunities:

Hertz Fellowships are awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Recipients receive five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative ideas wherever they may lead. Deadline: Application period opens August 15.

Dates, Deadlines, and Events

Many dates and deadlines important to grad students are also on the Registration website. The following dates are specific to graduate students only.

Spring 2023 Semester

  • February 6 - April 19, 2023: McNair Scholars Program Events: See UAA Master Calendar and Seminars & Workshops (above) for particulars
  • March 24, 2023: Don't Miss the Graduate School Fair in RH Atrium from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm! The fair will answer your burning questions about Graduate School!
  • March 24, 2023: Deadline to register for independent and directed studies; practicum, internship, research, thesis, project, open-entry courses; and continuous registration.
  • March 27, 2023: Keriann Shine,  MS Candidate in Dietetics and Nutrition Project Defense. See Projects page for additional information.
  • March 27, 2023: Veronica Jones, MS Candidate in Applied Geological Sciences Thesis Defense. See Thesis webpage for additional information. 
  • March 31, 2023: Gabrielle Arnes, MS Candidate in Dietetics and Nutrition Project Defense. See Projects page for additional information.
  • April 4, 2023: Ellen McEwen, MS Candidate in Dietetics and Nutrition Project Defense. See Projects page for additional information.

Office of the Graduate School

  • Dean's Welcome Message

    Dean’s Welcome

    Welcome to the UAA Graduate School! You have joined an exclusive community of learners and scholars excited to work with you. Your application was carefully reviewed and you were admitted for a reason. Your knowledge, skills, and commitment to academic advancement are compelling. Rest assured - you belong in the UAA Graduate School community!

    Beginning your journey in Graduate School can sometimes bring apprehension. Worries about not fitting in, angst over not having what it takes to succeed, even fear of failure may weigh on your mind. The truth is - your fears are shared by others and UAA professors are here to help you dispel any doubts about your ability to succeed. UAA professors are exceptional in their dedication to student success.

    The UAA community of learning is truly like no other and the relationships you develop in Graduate School will last a lifetime. Small class sizes help you create close bonds with peers ensuring a graduate school experience that goes beyond in-school academics. For those interested in a personal mentor, the Seawolf Mentor program pairs you with an alumni mentor in your field of study who has the experience and professional network of colleagues to help you navigate school and find the career you seek.

    Resources abound for UAA graduate students through academic support, tutoring, health and mental wellness, scholarships, and more. We, at the Graduate School, are here to support your success so please reach out to us with any question or need. It is our privilege to serve you in this important time of your life!

    Best wishes,
    Dean Mary Jo Finney


  • Phone

    (907) 786-1098
    Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm

  • Mail

    UAA Graduate School
    3211 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508

Mary Jo Finney

Dean of the Graduate School
(907) 786-1097

Elisa Mattison

(907) 786-1096


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