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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.


Outside Examiner Request Form

The presence of an “outside examiner”,  representing the UAF/UAA Graduate Schools is required at all Ph.D. examinations and is appointed by the UAF/UAA Graduate Schools. The function of the Outside Examiner is to determine that a stringent, unbiased examination is given and that it is fairly administered and evaluated. The outside examiner should be provided with an opportunity to question the candidate during the oral examination. Note: The outside examiner should be given a copy of the dissertation at least a week before the defense. 

Due to the unavailability of tenure-track faculty members to serve certain functions for the UAA Graduate School, the following blackout period becomes necessary: Oral exams for PhD students cannot be scheduled less than two weeks prior to the last day of instruction in the Fall or Semester.

Submit form two weeks or ten business days in advance of exam date.

Student Contact Information
Exam Information

Consult with your advisor (if defending, be sure to include both the public presentation and the closed door portion)

TBA/TBD not allowed. Per Catalog, dissertation defenses must be held at UAA or a UAA site campus.

Dissertation defenses MUST be held at UAA or a UAA site campus.

i.e. your major field of study, such as Psychology

Committee Chair Information