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 approximately 1000 students in graduate studies from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and around the world.

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Graduate Community in the News:

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For the past two years, UAA alumnus Seth Campbell has worked on ICECON, a project commissioned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is now handing the baton to engineering grad student, Kelsey Frazier, for part two of the project. 

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. 

The first-ever release of a North Slope 3D seismic data set will help 2018 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment award winners Professor Simon Kattenhorn and his graduate student, Triffon Tatarin, to get a much better grip on the geologic underpinnings of about 400 square miles of the North Slope.

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.

  • Geology

    Dan Coffey, MS Candidate in Applied Geological Sciences
    "Lithologic Sources and Release Mechanisms of Lithium in Arid Watersheds: Implications for the Genesis of Lithium Enriched Brines"
    Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm in CPISB 120
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/741673569

  • Psychology
    At this time there are no upcoming thesis defenses in Clinical or Clinical-Community Psychology. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses.
  • Civil Engineering

    Holly Trisch, MS Candidate in Civil Engineering
    "Criteria for Development of Pavement Performance Prediction Models for Flexible Pavements in Anchorage, Alaska"
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:30 pm in EIB 413

  • Mechanical Engineering
    Kelsey Frazier, MS Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

    "Arctic Sea Ice: The Development of a 3-D Model For Enhanced Storage Capacity Calculations"
    Monday, November 25th at 10am in EIB 413

  • 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:

  • English

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

  • Nursing

    At this time, there are no upcoming 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 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 defenses in Project Management. Please check back later or see other programs for 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 for 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.
  • Geology
    At this time there are no upcoming project defenses in Applied Geological Sciences. 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

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship:

This new fellowship through NOAA's Office for Coastal Management provides funding to graduate students admitted to or enrolled in a master’s or PhD program to conduct estuarine research within one of the 29 reserves in the NERRS. The program’s goals are to support the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management, address critical reserve management priorities through high-quality research, and develop a strong and enduring network among fellows. Davidson Fellowships are granted for two consecutive years, with funding provided each year.  Applications are due December 20th, 2019, visit the Office for Coastal Management’s website to learn more about the program and apply.  

Also see the following resources from NOAA Office for Coastal Management:

ASGP Graduate Research Grants: 

The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP), a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applications from U. S. citizens for graduate research grants. These grants are offered to graduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) fields. Preference is given to projects directly related to Nama's interests. Awards available under this announcement are limited to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education.   

Graduate Research grants of up to $15,000 (Total Direct Costs) will be awarded through a competitive process. Grants are open to new and continuing students to support research projects fostering the vision of NASA by encouraging career goals in STEM disciplines, strengthening the nation’s STEM workforce and engaging Americans in NASA’s mission. Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.  Women, under-represented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Please see our website for more information and the solicitation. 

Completed applications are due by COB on December 2, 2019. 

Awardees will be notified by email on or around January 15, 2020.   

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

Fall Semester 2019

October 25, 2019: 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. 
November 15, 2019: Deadline to apply for fall graduation and be included in the Commencement program.
 
December 6, 2019: Last day to apply for fall graduation.
November 28-29, 2019: Thanksgiving Holiday - UAA closed
December 2, 2019: Thesis/dissertation submission deadline for fall graduation by 5:00 pm. (No extensions for fall semester.) This is a one-time exception due the the late Thanksgiving holiday this year. 

December 2, 2019: Deadline to submit request "walk-though" status for the December Hooding Ceremony.

December 14, 2019: Graduate Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 pm in Wendy Williamson Auditorium for summer and fall students.

Spring Semester 2020

November 8, 2019: Spring priority registration opens for graduate students. 
Admissions:
November 15, 2019: Spring 2020 application deadline. Check your program in the UAA Catalog for specific exceptions to this deadline. On November 14, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the University Center (IC), UAA Admissions will be hosting an application workshop for Spring 2020. New degree-seeking students can come to the UC for assistance in applying and get their application fee waived.
December  15, 2019: Late application deadline. See note above. 
February 15, 2019: If admitted to spring semester and you wish to postpone starting your program, this is your deadline.
Important Note: If you do not enroll in coursework in the semester in which you were admitted, you will be be withdrawn from your program have to go through the application process again. 
January 13, 2020: Spring instruction begins.
January 20, 2020: Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. UAA closed. 
January 24, 2020: deadline for planned leave of absence requests for spring semester; drop/add deadline. 
January 31, 2020: Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship or WWAMI Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline for Spring. Contract letters must be on file with the Graduate School.
March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit theses for those students with approved December Hooding Ceremony Walk-Though Requests. 
March 9 - 13, 2020: Spring break, no classes.
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 1, 2020: deadline to request thesis/dissertation submission spring deadline extention.
April 10, 2020: Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline for spring semester by 5:00 pm.
April 3, 2020: Deadline to apply for graduation and be included in the Commencement program.
April 24, 2020: Deadline to apply for spring graduation
April 15, 2020: Deadline to submit request for "walk-though" status for the May Hooding Ceremony.
May 2, 2020: Graduate Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 pm in Wendy Williamson Auditorium for spring students.
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