UAF Graduate School
The Graduate School supports the creativity and productivity of our graduate students as they pursue their discoveries here at UAF. We oversee graduate programs, academic processes and policies at UAF. We support grad students through our professional development and training programs, orientation programs, social and wellness events, advisory board, and scholarships and fellowships. We work closely with departments and programs to follow students’ progress and are ready to help with questions and concerns. We host a student advisory board to guide our practices and programming.
Earn your graduate degree at UAF
The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers post-baccalaureate certificates, graduate certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees, and it supports professional licenses. In addition to degrees in distinct disciplines, we offer a graduate interdisciplinary program where students can design a degree that draws on multiple disciplines.
About our students
UAF enrolls nearly 1,000 students in graduate studies from all 50 states, the territories and countries around the world. They pursue both professional and research degrees. Graduate study areas span the arts, business, education, engineering, humanities, Indigenous studies, and social and natural sciences.
News, events and deadlines
Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Scott Leorna, current Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences, has always had a strong passion for wildlife and the outdoors. In fact, it was this interest, coupled with Alaska’s extensive wilderness and opportunities for research, that led Scott to initially attend UAF to pursue his B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Conservation.
July 14, 2022
Working on marine issues often requires knowledge of both natural and social sciences, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Southeast can provide it through their new Master of Marine Policy degree.
January 14, 2022
Please join the Graduate School for a mock Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m.
UAF Community and Technical College offers a discount on RECR courses for nonresident grad students . Complete the online form (UA login required) to sign up by the fee payment deadline each semester.
New grad student orientation covers topics such as getting started in the Graduate School, what to expect in your first year, and how our team is here to help you.