Prospective Students

Anastasia Ilgen (Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Chemistry) works in Professor Tom Trainor's research laboratory

Anastasia Ilgen (Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Chemistry) works in Professor Tom Trainor's research laboratory.  UAF photo by Todd Paris

There has never been a more exciting time to pursue a PhD at UAF. Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry find faculty who are dedicated both to research and teaching excellence in a university that promotes cutting edge discoveries relating to high-latitude biological, physical, environmental and human sciences. As the eyes of the world turn towards the fast changing Arctic, research conducted by our students and faculty becomes increasingly prominent.

Our department offers five different graduate degrees: The M.S. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, the M.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, and the M.S.  in Chemistry. Please visit these program pages to determine what degree will best satisfy your educational goals.

Ready to Apply?

See our "Apply to Graduate Programs" page for the easy application process.  The application deadline for Fall admission into our program January 15 for domestic and international students.  The application deadline for Spring admission is October 1 for domestic students (we do not accept international students for spring admission).