University of Alaska Anchorage

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    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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Thank you for bearing with us while the Graduate School website is undergoing exciting changes to include complete overhaul and revision! 

Celebrating Graduate Students:

Two UAA graduate students have been nominated for the 2020-2021 WAGS/Proquest Distinguished Thesis Awards.

Kaare Erickson, MA Anthropology (2020), was nominated for his thesis titled:  "Successful Engagement Between Iñupiat and Scientists in Utqiaġvik, Alaska: A Sociocultural Perspective". Kaare's thesis advisor was Dr. Kristen Ogilvie. 

Kristopher Ford, MS Civil Engineering (2020), was nominated for his thesis titled: "Forecasting Arctic Coastal Erosion at Utqiagvik, Alaska". Kristopher's thesis advisor was Dr. Tom Ravens. 

If selected, the 2020-2021award recipient will receive $1000, a Certificate of Award, and travel expenses for the awardee and their advisor to attend the 2021 WAGS Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon. Best wishes to our UAA nominees. 

Graduate News:

Are you considering applying to the Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks? 

Please join us on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 2 pm AKST for an information session for prospective students focused on the UAF admissions application process for the Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies program. This session will provide general information on admission to UAF and a forum for asking questions you may have regarding the application process.

Additionally, we will discuss what makes an interdisciplinary degree interdisciplinary, tips for how to refine your research area, and what elements are looked for in the Research Prospectus document.

To join the Zoom meeting, you will need to register using this link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, please contact Shelly Baumann at mmbaumann@alaska.edu.

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Exciting NEW Fast Track Graduate Certificates

New fast-track graduate certificates are UAA’s response to Alaska’s industrial sector need for a highly-skilled, uniquely-prepared workforce ready to rally in the post-pandemic world. Each certificate positions you, the employee or employer, for success in your current job or prepares you to pivot to a new career opportunity. A UAA Graduate Certificate is flexible, dynamic, and enterprising with your advancement in mind.

Fast-Track Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Now is the time to enhance your marketability and career potential by earning a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. This fast-track graduate certificate will sharpen your data-driven decision-making skills while preparing you for a highly desirable career as a data scientist or data analyst in industry sectors vital to Alaska’s economy. As a fast-track, convenient, just-right learning pathway, the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence will meet your immediate needs while putting you that much closer to earning your MBA. For more information, please contact Dr. Helena Wisniewski, Chair, Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Business Analytics Department or Dr. Chad Briggs, Director of Graduate Programs.

Fast-Track Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership

Are you looking for an accelerated pathway to advance your leadership skills in a senior or executive leadership position? UAA’s Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership provides exceptional professional development for executive business leaders or those aspiring leaders seeking expertise in core competencies needed to unlock innovation and growth in an organization. This fast-track graduate certificate enhances your ability to foster team energy, drive results, and catalyze organizational change in public, private, or non-profit sectors. In addition, current MBA students needing evidence of leadership training to augment their degree will find the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership offers that competitive edge. For more information, please contact Dr. Helena Wisniewski, Chair, Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Business Analytics Department, or Dr. Chad Briggs, Director of Graduate Programs.

Fast-Track Graduate Certificate in Project Management

All Alaskan industries in the post-pandemic context must prepare to quickly streamline operations for enhanced productivity and organizational speed requiring a unique skill set in project management. UAA’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to advance your crucial project management skills in construction, IT, engineering, energy, transportation, healthcare, tourism, natural resources, and more. A Graduate Certificate in Project Management readies you now for what industry will need in the near future while moving you half-way to a full master’s degree. For more information, please contact LuAnn Picard, PMP, Chair, Project Management in College of Engineering, or Keturah Costello, Administrative Support.  

Special Funding Opportunity for Fast-Track Students!

  • Students enrolled full-time in a fast-track certificate program will receive $1,000.00 in financial support.
  • Students enrolled part-time in a fast-track certificate program will receive $500.00 in financial support.

Thesis or Dissertation Defense Calendar 

Project Defense Calendar

Graduate Funding Opportunities:

Apply for UAA Graduate Scholarships! Are you looking for financial support to help continue your graduate education? The UAA Graduate School is awarding multiple scholarships for $2000 or more. We are here to support you! Application deadline is February 8, 2021. Apply at https://uaa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehUWgXPzdjs5EXj

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Alaska Sea Grant is offering graduate students, or those who recently completed their graduate degree, the opportunity to acquire on-the-job-training with Alaska-based federal and state agencies as part of the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program.

This is a paid fellowship for highly motivated and qualified applicants interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine, coastal and freshwater resources.

Resource agencies who have expressed interest in supporting an Alaska Sea Grant State fellow include:

  • NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories
  • NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, Habitat Conservation Division
  • NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, Protected Resources Division
  • Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fellowship applications will be accepted through February 12, 2021. Alaska Sea Grant will select finalists and assignments will be decided in consultation with potential fellowship hosts.

For applications, guidelines and host position descriptions, go to Alaska Sea Grant. For questions, please contact Tara.Borland@alaska.edu.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Spring Semester 2021 (coming soon)

 

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Graduate School
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ADM 214
Anchorage, Alaska   99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1098
Fax:  (907) 786-1791
E-mail:  uaa_graduateschool@alaska.edu