The Graduate School at the University of Alaska Anchorage provides leadership and administrative support for all UAA graduate programs.  The Graduate School acts to sustain and improve the quality of graduate education at UAA through the following:

  • Providing support for faculty development and scholarship
  • Providing support for graduate student research and scholarship
  • Working with faculty in schools and colleges to strengthen and assure the quality of   graduate programs
  • Advocating on behalf of faculty and students in UAA’s graduate programs
  • Facilitating the growth and development of new graduate programs and interdisciplinary scholarship
  • Providing leadership and visibility for UAA’s current and future graduate program directions
  • Providing leaders on defining workload issues for research activities that have a teaching component (e.g., service on thesis and dissertation committees, research mentorship, independent research projects)


The UAA Graduate Student Handbook Academic Year 2013-2014 is  available.


Navigating UAA for students able to attend on-campus

  • On-campus
  • Anchorage or surrounding areas


Navigating UAA for students unable to attend on-campus orientation  


  • Rural Alaska
  • Outside of Alaska


Navigating UAA for students enrolled in a distance

  • Public Health
  • Creative Writing and the Literary Arts
  • Other Programs with Online Options