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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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

    Fawn Cropley, MA candidate in Anthropology
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  • Biological Sciences

    Skyla Walcott, MS candidate in Biological Sciences
    "Evaluating the Dynamics of Physiological, Environmental, and Behavioral Parameters to the Cost of the Annual Pelage Molt in a Polar Pinniped: The Weddell Seal"
    Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 am in LIB 307

    Amanda Herbert, MS candidate for Biological Sciences
    "Biomechanics of the Feeding Apparatus of Spotted Ratfish"
    Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:00 am in CPISB 120

  • Creative Writing and Literary Arts

     At this time, there are no upcoming defenses in Creative Writing and Literary Arts. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 

  • Clinical Psychology
    Jaime Spatrisano, PhD candidate in Clinical-Community  Psychology

    "Microaggressions Towards Gender Diverse Therapy Clients and the Mediating Effects of Repair Attempts on the Therapeutic Process"

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm in SSB 302
  • English
    Nancy Jo Long, MA candidate in English

    "The Rhetoricity of Animals and the Hubris of Humanity"

    Tuesday, April 23,2019 at 3:30 pm in ADM 283
  • Applied Geological Sciences

    C. Brock Rust, MS candidate in Applied Geological Sciences
    "Transregional Sequence-stratigraphic Correlation of the Maastrichtian Fox Hills Sandstone: Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana"
    Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm in CPISB 101D

  • Civil Engineering

    Gabriel Pierce, MS candidate in Civil Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering
    "Labratory Study and Predictive Models for Thaw
    Subsidence in Deep Permafrost"
    Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm in EIB 413

  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Nursing

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

  • Public Health Practice

    Jimael Johnson, MPH candidate
    "
    The Lived Experience of Caring for Adoptive Children with Opioid Exposure"
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00 am in BOC3, rm 290

  • Project Management

    At this time, there are no upcoming defenses in Project Management or Engineering/Science Management. Please check back later or see other programs for their scheduled defenses. 

  • Civil Engineering

    At this time there are no upcoming 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 defenses in Mechanical Engineering. Please check back later or see other programs fo their their scheduled defenses.
  • Applied Geological Sciences
    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

The Alaska NSF EPSCoR program is pleased to announce an exciting funding opportunity for travel funding. 

Travel awards: The EPSCoR Fire and Ice project will competitively award travel funds to UA faculty, staff, and students to present their research, to interact with colleagues and mentors, and/or to obtain training in science related to program goals. Travel may be to conferences, workshops, trainings, or other appropriate academic settings, and should relate to Fire and Ice project goals. Awards are for up to $3,500 and cover domestic travel only. Travel must be completed by September 1, 2019. Application deadline is April 30. For more information see the attached solicitation or visit our website.

Sloan Fellowship opportunity through ANSEP for graduate students:
This program gives $33,000 fellowship to Native American (Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-they have to have documentation) who are pursuing MS or PhDs in hard science degree programs at UAA and UAF.  Hard sciences refers to sciences that utilize calculus, so psychology does not qualify.  Also, students do not need to be full-time students to participate in this opportunity.  Students who get accepted to Sloan can also qualify for other supports through ANSEP (conference, supplies, etc.).   Students can be accepted into the fellowship at a prorated basis (so if they have completed a semester of their MS they'd only get 3/4 of the fellowship, etc.).  See information to contact the PI's about being accepted to this wonderful opportunity.  

In 2019, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section is pleased to offer one scholarship award of $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 28, 2019. This scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

The Alaska NSF EPSCoR program is pleased to announce an exciting workshop on engaging Indigenous Knowledges in teaching and research. 

Workshop: EPSCoR invites University of Alaska faculty, staff, students and affiliates to a workshop examining key questions about the role of Indigenous Knowledges in academia. Topics include how Indigenous Knowledges can be engaged in teaching and research with integrity, using authentic and decolonizing methods. Co-leaders Drs. Ocean Mercier and Beth Leonard will briefly present on their collaborative work, lead a roundtable discussion that examines successes and challenges, then assist participants in generating plans or strategies for engaging Indigenous Knowledges in their future teaching and/or research

Workshops will be held at UAA on May 6 and UAF on May 10; travel funding may be available for UA affiliates in Juneau. Registration is free but space is limited. For more information see the attached flyer or visit our website.

Spring Semester 2019

April 15, 2019: Thesis submission deadline for those students with approved deadline extensions. 

April 26, 2019: Deadline to apply for spring graduation and walk in the Hooding and/or commencement ceremony.

April 30- May 4, 2019: Final exams.

May 4, 2019: Spring Hooding Ceremony in the  Wendy Williamson Auditorium at 3:00 pm. No tickets are necessary for the Hooding Ceremony. 

Summer Semester 2019

May 20, 2019: Instruction begins

Summer Semester: NO class days
Memorial Day - May 27, 2019
Independence Day Holiday - July 4 - 5, 2019

July 10, 2019Final approved thesis submission deadline to the Graduate School for summer graduation.
July 21, 2019: Thesis submission deadline for those students with approved deadline extensions. 
July 31, 2019: Deadline to submit theses for those students with approved spring Hooding Ceremony Walk-Though Requests. 

Fall Semester 2019

 March 29, 2019: Priority Registration for admitted graduate students
 June 15, 2019: Admission Deadline for graduate school. Check individual programs for exceptions. 
August 26, 2019: Instruction begins
September 6, 2019: Deadline for graduate assistant/fellowship health insurance enrollment, leave of absence requests for fall semester; drop/add deadline with full refund.

 

 
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University of Alaska Anchorage
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Anchorage, Alaska   99508
United States
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Fax:  (907) 786-1791
E-mail:  uaa_graduateschool@alaska.edu
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