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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AlexanderLitvinchuk, CIVL MS, and classmates turn to applaud their friends and family who supported them at UAA's Fall 2022 Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony.


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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.

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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.

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Workshops and Professional Development

For Graduate Students: (undergraduate students are welcome to attend!)

Location and Presentation Format to be Announced:

  • Writing Like a Graduate Student, Part I: Elevating Your Scholarly Writing: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
  • Writing Like a Graduate Student, Part II: Depth and Brevity: Thursday, February 1, 2024, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
  • Writing Like a Graduate Student, Part III: Transition and Flow: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
  • Helping Family Believe in Your Graduate Journey: Tuesday, March, 5, 2024, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

For Faculty:  (See CAFE website for additional information)

  • Recruiting, Training, and Mentoring Graduate Assistants: Postponed to a later date!  
  • Intercultural Fluency in Graduate Education: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
  • Distinguishing Excellence in Capstones, Projects, and Theses: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 8:30 am - 9:30 am. 
  • Mentoring McNair Scholars: Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

NOAA's Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship is a two-year program through the National Estuarine Research Reserve system in which graduate students conduct collaborative research to address coastal challenges. To learn more about the Margaret A. Davidson Fellowship please see the attached FAQs document or visit the website at to access the Request for Applications at

The application period is open until December 4, 2023 for the fellowship starting in fall 2024. 

Each fellow is encouraged to reach out to the reserve they are interested in working with to ensure their project addresses a key management need to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. To learn more about KBNERR as a platform for graduate students and connect with staff to schedule project feasibility meetings, please register (Not Available) for the upcoming informational webinar on October 2, 2023 12:00 PM AKST.


Greetings from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Ryota Uehara, an associate professor in Hokkaido University's Faculty of Advanced Life Science is posting this exciting opportunity and call for International Graduate Program (IGP) special MEXT scholarship students for October 2024 enrollment.

The IGP is a program for those who wish to pursue graduate studies in the life sciences at Hokkaido University's Graduate School of Life Science. The IGP program was accepted as a special recipient of MEXT scholarship again. Seven doctoral students and one master's student will be funded.

Interested students should contact prospective supervisors to discuss their suitability for this scholarship as soon as possible.
After a professor agrees to sponsor a student, application documents should be submitted to the supervisor, who will be subsequently submit to the IGP administration office by December 27, 2023.

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship or the IGP, please feel free to contact us at the links below.
IGP Administration OfficeE-mail:


The American Indian Graduate Center offers scholarships and fellowships that fund graduate and professional degrees. 
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. 

How to apply: Enrollment is rolling. Complete the application and submit to 

How to learn more: Visit our program website, email or call us at (813) 893-0978

New Graduate Student Funding Opportunities:

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.

Spring 2024 Semester

  • January 15, 2024: Contract Letters for Spring Graduate Assistants submitted to Graduate School
  • January 26, 2024: Health Insurance Enrollment last deadline for spring semester enrollment
  • March 22, 2024: Deadline to enroll in Continuous Registration, Thesis or Project courses. 
  • May 4, 2024: Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony for Spring graduates.

Office of the Graduate School

  • Dean's Welcome Message

    Dean’s Welcome

    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!

    Best wishes,
    Dean Mary Jo Finney


  • Phone

    (907) 786-1098
    Monday through Friday: 8:30am-5pm

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    UAA Graduate School
    3211 Providence Drive, ADM 214
    Anchorage, AK 99508

Mary Jo Finney

Dean of the Graduate School
(907) 786-1097