Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in
Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood
and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education
(K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the
Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure
track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.
The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Graduate education is an integral part of the University of Alaska Anchorage and is coordinated through the Graduate School. The dean of the Graduate School has responsibility for leadership and oversight of graduate programs.
The university offers graduate certificates, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Students may also pursue graduate studies at UAA that apply toward doctoral degrees offered by other institutions. Some or all coursework and research may be completed at UAA while the doctoral degree is granted by another university.
Students who have completed UAA graduate programs possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in furthering their education and to excel in their chosen professions. Whether the degree is required for advancement, personal and professional growth, or for other goals, students may expect the challenges and rewards of high quality graduate education.
Upon successful completion of their graduate programs, students will have demonstrated mastery of their disciplines and will have participated in independent scholarship. Appropriate exit requirements allow students to express the knowledge they have acquired in formats designed for their respective programs. For expected student outcomes in graduate programs, please see individual program listings.
To ensure the most beneficial educational experience, students’ academic preparation and likelihood of success in their programs are carefully assessed and validated. Admission requirements provide an opportunity for students to document their credentials and demonstrate readiness for graduate studies. If an entrance examination is required, the nature of that examination is determined by the appropriate discipline. As they progress in their studies, students can expect discipline-specific advising from mentors in their programs.
Graduate students are subject to relevant policies contained in the complete UAA Catalog, as well as individual program requirements listed in this catalog and in graduate student handbooks developed by those graduate programs.
|AI||Program offered through Anchorage|
|CAS||College of Arts and Sciences|
|CBPP||College of Business and Public Policy|
|COEng||College of Engineering|
|COH||College of Health|
|CTC||Community & Technical College|
Master of Applied Environmental Science and Technology
|Master of Applied Environmental Science and Technology (suspended)||AI||COEng|
Master of Arts
|Interdisciplinary Studies||AI||Graduate School|
Master of Arts in Teaching
|Master of Arts in Teaching||AI||CAS|
Master of Business Administration
Master of Civil Engineering
|Master of Civil Engineering (suspended)||AI||COEng|
Master of Education
|Counselor Education (suspended)||AI||CAS|
|Early Childhood Special Education||AI||CAS|
|Teaching and Learning||AI||CAS|
Master of Fine Arts
|Creative Writing and Literary Arts||AI||CAS|
Master of Public Administration
|Master of Public Administration||AI||CBPP|
Master of Public Health
|Public Health Practice||AI||COH|
Master of Science
|Applied Environmental Science and Technology (suspended)||AI||COEng|
|Applied Geological Sciences||AI||CAS|
|Arctic Engineering (suspended)||AI||COEng|
|Biological Sciences (MS)||AI||CAS|
|Career and Technical Education (suspended)||AI||CTC|
|Dietetics and Nutrition||AI||COH|
|Engineering Management (suspended)||AI||COEng|
|Global Supply Chain Management||AI||CBPP|
|Interdisciplinary Studies||AI||Graduate School|
|Nursing Science (MS)||AI||COH|
|Science Management (suspended)||AI||COEng|
Master of Social Work
|Master of Social Work||AI||COH|
Dual Degree, Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work
|Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work||AI||COH|
|Biological Sciences||Cooperative program with UAF||CAS|
|Occupational Therapy||Collaborative with Creighton University||COH|
|Pharmacy||Collaborative with Idaho State University (ISU)||COH|
|WWAMI School of Medical Education||Collaborative with the University of Washington||COH|
These programs have been defined as gainful employment programs. For more information regarding program costs and graduation and job placement rates, please visit our gainful employment website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/financial-aid/gainful-employment-disclosures.cshtml.