Future Students

 Thank you for your interest in the University of Alaska Anchorage Graduate School. We invite you to apply at any time or contact us for additional information to learn more about professional, educational, and personal growth opportunities at UAA. We encourage you to read the UAA Catalog for in depth information on graduate programs and their specific admission requirements.

Why choose the University of Alaska Anchorage Graduate School?

We are an urban university and the largest institution in the University of Alaska system. You will enjoy personalized interaction and educational experiences as a member of the Graduate School community.  You are important and valued at UAA.

As graduate schools go, UAA is very affordable at currently $489 per resident credit hour which translates to less than $15,000 for a graduate degree (of 30 credits). Fees are also low at just over $600 for a full-time graduate student enrolling in 9 credits per semester.

For full-time students, some graduate programs provide graduate assistantships which pay a stipend, offer up to 9 credits of tuition remission per semester, and paid health insurance. A few research assistantships also pay student fees. Graduate assistantships offer paid experience in research, teaching, or administrative service. 

Graduate School is also flexible – students may attend full-time or part-time, can design their own curriculum in the Interdisciplinary program, or attend some programs via distance delivery. You have seven years to complete a master’s degree and 10 years to complete a doctoral degree but must be continuously enrolled.

We invite you to visit the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Graduate School believes that experiencing all that UAA and the State of Alaska have to offer will be the best advertisement for our unique educational experience.  The Official State of Alaska Vacation and Travel Information gives you an overview of The Great Land.  The Municipality of Anchorage website is a valuable resource to see what a world class city Anchorage has become since Statehood.  If you would like to stop by our office, we'd love to discuss how the University of Alaska Graduate School can assist you with reaching your educational goals.

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  • Graduate School Requirements
    • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above for earned  Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Program requirements (see the UAA Catalog - Graduate Programs)
  • Test Information (programs may require additional entrance exams)
  • International Student Admission Information
  • Upcoming dates:

    Term Application Opens Application Deadline Late Application Deadline Postponement Deadline
    Fall  June 1 July 15 August 15 September 30
    Spring   February 15 November 15 December 15 February 15
    Summer  July 15  May 1  June 15  July 30

What about Tuition and Costs?

Great Deal: Western Regional Graduate Exchange (WRGP)

The University of Alaska Anchorage Graduate School (UAA) participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). WRGP is administered by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). 

Graduate students who qualify for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) pay the in-state tuition rate on all graduate degree programs, both master's and doctoral (not certificate programs) at UAA. 

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Qualifying States

Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates for those student applying and enrolling in 2019-2020. Students need not meet financial aid criteria.

The WRGP tuition rate for students enrolling in the 2020-2021 academic year will be 150% of resident tuition.

To qualify, students must:

  1. Be admitted to UAA
  2. Be a resident of a participating state (does not include Alaska residents for an Alaskan institution), U.S. territory, or freely associated state.

    Consideration for WRGP is part of the application process, no separate form is required. The Office of Admissions will send notification of your status to the email you supplied on your application.

Important note: Time attended as a WRGP student does not count toward the time required for establishing Alaska residency