Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development

Fairbanks office:

3rd floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775

USA

Phone: (907) 474-6528

Toll free: 1-888-574-6528

Fax: (907) 474-6325

Email: fydanrd@uaf.edu

Anchorage office:

2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Room 200

Anchorage, AK 99508

USA

Phone: (907) 279-2700

Toll free: 1-800-770-9531

Fax: (907) 279-2716

Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM


Elder and RD student photo
Barrow Elder Dr. Kenneth Toovak and 2006 M.A. graduate Steve Sumida

RD M.A. Degree Program

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development M.A. program is designed to educate leaders who understand the dynamic relationship of rural Alaska with the global economy and who have professional skills in areas of leadership, business development, administration and conflict management. Graduates typically take positions with tribal and municipal governments, fisheries, tourism, Native corporations, regional health corporations or non-profits, state/federal agencies, or other private businesses.

Graduate degree students gain a broader theoretical understanding of development processes in Alaska and the circumpolar North. Graduate students complete a thesis or applied community development project, and have opportunities for international study and research.

Students can earn the M.A. degree either on the Fairbanks campus or through distance delivery.

Special application requirements and deadlines apply for distance M.A. degree programs.

For more information contact the department toll-free 800-770-9531

Specific requirements include:


Types of Rural Development Master's Degrees