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.
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.
Graduate Funding Opportunities
The American Indian Graduate Center offers scholarships and fellowships that fund graduate and professional degrees.
Apply now! The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low-Income Women and Children Education Support Awards application period is now open! In 2022, The Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awardees will be notified by phone or email in late fall.
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.
New Graduate Student Funding Opportunties:
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.
Fall 2022 Semester:
- December 1: Deadline to submit dissertation, thesis, or project title pages to the Graduate School for fall graduation; no exceptions or extensions.
- December 16: Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation and Project Approval Forms to be submitted to the Graduate School via Docu-Sign. Theses and dissertations MUST be uploaded to ETD by the deadline for their final review and approval by the Graduate School.
Spring 2023 Semester
- November 11: Priority Registration opens for UAA graduate students.
- January 27: Deadline to enroll in graduate assistant health insurance for spring or spring/summer semesters.
- March 24: Deadline to register for independent and directed studies; practicum, internship, research, thesis, and open-entry courses; and continuous registration.
Office of the Graduate School
- Dean's Welcome Message
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!
Dean Mary Jo Finney
Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm
UAA Graduate School
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508