Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


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: 


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

    Nathan Harmston, MA Candidate in Anthropology
    "Caribou Teeth, Stable Isotope Analysis, and Archaeological Caribou Herd Identity: Evidence of Persistence of the Western Caribou Herd, Alaska"
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm via Zoom
    Please contact dkhanson@alaska.edu for the login link and password 

    Holly Thorssin, MA Candidate in Anthropology
    “Paleoethnobotany in the Central Aleutian Islands: A Case Study from ADK-00237, an Upland Archaeological Site on Adak Island, Alaska”
    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm via Zoom
    Please contact dkhanson@alaska.edu for the login link and password

  • 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 Applied Geological Sciences. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.
  • Psychology (MS/PhD)

    Jordan Skan, Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical-Community Psychology
    “Improving Information Delivery: The Enhancing Procedures for Informed Consent Video”
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm
    Zoommeeting link: Please contact the PhD Psychology program for the link.

  • 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.
  • 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

    Kylie Viens, MS Candidate in Dietetics and Nutrition
    “The Detection and Treatment of Diabetes Distress” 
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Zoom link: alaska.zoom.us/j/93051389615 (ID: 93051389615)

  • 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.

 3MT® Coming to UAA!

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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

Due to the special circumstances resulting from COVID-19, including university closures, the deadline for applications for the 2020 award has been extended to November 20, 2020.

The 2020 scholarship will be awarded as soon as practicable after November 20, following the review process.

Email: 2020scholarship@icetech16.org

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Summer Semester 2020

May 18, 2020: First 10 week, or full 15 week Summer session begins
June 1, 2020: Deadline to enroll in summer graduate health insurance.
June 25, 2020: Second 5 week Summer session begins
July 6, 2020: Deadline to register for independent and directed studies; practicum, internship, research, thesis, and open-entry courses, and continuous registration.
July 10, 2020: Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline for summer semester by 5:00 pm. 
July 24, 2020: Deadline to apply for summer graduation.

Fall Semester 2020

April 3, 2020: Priority registration for UAA Graduate Students

July 24, 2020: Deadline to apply for Fall 2020 reinstatement

August 24, 2020: Instruction begins

September 4, 2020: Deadline to submit Request for Leave of Absence for planned leave by 5:00 pm
                                   Deadline to enroll in fall graduate health insurance by 5:00 pm

October 23, 2020: Deadline to register for independent and directed studies; practicum, internship, research, thesis, and open-entry courses; and continuous registration.

November 13, 2020: Deadline to apply for fall graduation and be included in the commencement program.
December 4, 2020: Deadline to apply for fall graduation

December 1, 2020: Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline for fall semester by 5:00 pm. 

December 11, 2020: Deadline to apply for Spring 2021 reinstatement.

December 12, 2020: Graduate Hooding Ceremony for Summer and Fall 2020 graduates

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