UAA Graduate School: Creativity, Research and Innovation

Dean Helena Wisniewski and Associate Dean David Yesner extend a warm welcome to the new and returning graduate students of the University of Alaska Anchorage for the Fall 2014 semester. 

The Graduate School is now located in the  Administration/Humanities Building Suite 200. 

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers 26 Master's degree programs along with a number of Graduate Certificate programs. UAA also offers cooperative/collaborative Master's and Ph.D. programs with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Washington Medical School, Creighton University and East Carolina University. UAA enrolls over 1000 students in graduate studies from all 50 states and U. S. territories.

Defense Announcements

 With the new semester rapidly approaching, be sure to check here for upcoming graduate student defense presentations. If you would like to advertise your defense, please contact Marilyn Bost at 


Graduate News

UAA Graduates more Ph.D.s in Clinical-Community Psychology

For the second year in a row, UAA graduated two doctoral candidates in Clinical-Community Psychology with a rural indigenous emphasis. Read more about these two inspiring women and the research they are pursuing.

UAA Approved to Offer Doctoral Degrees

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) – UAA's accrediting body – informed us that it approved the expansion of UAA's offerings to include doctoral degrees. As a result, at this year's Commencement and Graduate Hooding ceremonies, UAA will, for the first time, jointly award, with UAF, Ph.D.s in Clinical-Community Psychology. Since 2006, UAA and UAF have jointly administered the Clinical-Community Psychology program, with UAF solely awarding the degree.

Now considered a doctoral granting institution, UAA will be able to better serve the community of Anchorage and the state of Alaska in the future. Though no additional doctoral programs are immediately being offered, UAA can now work with Statewide administration and the Board of Regents to further develop doctoral programs of greatest demand and need in Alaska. UAA's new status will allow for the state's population center to develop additional doctoral degrees in high-demand fields such as nursing and education, among others. The University of Alaska system now has two doctoral granting institutions, UAA and UAF.

Chancellor Tom Case announcement published 5.3.2012 to the University Community.

MPH Alumni Newsletter posted

A special issue of the Master of Public Health Alumni Newsletter will be available in hard copy next week.  The newsletter is available on line through the provided link.  Dr. Rhonda Johnson, Chair of the Department of Health Sciences, wishes to thank all those who contributed to this endeavor.

Financial Literacy Website for UAA Students

The UAA Office of Financial Assistance is pleased to offer a new resource for strengthening the financial literacy of students. The UAA CashCourse website is designed to provide students with the tools and information that will allow them to make informed financial decisions.

UAA Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA has a new website. To get involved, check out funding opportunities or review the last meeting's minutes, go to the GSA website.

The Graduate School calendar posts the dates and times.

Council of Graduate Schools News Network

You are encouraged to access the information available from the Council of Graduate Schools News Network which provides updates on major news, research, and policies shaping graduate education.