Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325


Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508


Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

How to Apply

To Apply for the BA degree in Rural Development (RD), you must:

  •  Fill out an online application at UAF undergraduate Apply Now, with a $50 processing fee                              
  • Have completed at least 30 university level credits at the 100 level or above
  • Have a 2.0 or higher GPA

Undergraduate student application deadlines
  • November 1 - spring semester
  • May 1 - summer sessions
  • June 15 - fall semester
NOTE: Students applying to baccalaureate programs after the published deadlines will be considered for admission into premajor, bachelor's intended status. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Applications received after the published deadlines may not be processed by the beginning of the semester.

If you did not apply online, send completed application packets to:

UAF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775-7480
(907) 474-7500; (800) 478-1UAF; Fax: (907) 474-5379

For specific information about the RD Bachelor's degree program, please call:

1-888-574-6528 (Fairbanks DANSRD Office) or 1-800-770-9531 (Anchorage DANSRD Office) or email

Admission to the UAF Master's degree program in Rural Development (RD) follows UAF Graduate School requirements and deadlines.

To apply for the MA degree, you must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 ("B") cumulative grade point average in undergraduate studies, and a 3.0 average in your major.

BA degrees should be in one of the following: Rural Development, Alaska Native Studies, Business Administration, Natural Resources Management, Political Science, Economics, Northern Studies, or a related field, based on review and approval of RD program faculty.

  • TOEFL = 550 (if English is not your native language)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Original transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Resume/vitae

NOTE: Students with a BA degree grade point average below 3.0 must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Application deadlines:

Fall semester admission: May 5 (DANSRD ONLY)
Spring semester admission: October 15

Completed an Admissions application:

UAF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775-7480
Phone: (907) 474-7500; Toll free: (800) 478-1UAF; Fax: (907) 474-5379