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
Putting together stories about Indigenous people has always interested me, right now I’m working on the history of fisheries governance in Alaska. What it was before outside influence for the Indigenous people, how it was during Colonization, and where we are now.
2023 Midnight Sun Science Symposium - Save the Date!
March 22, 2023
Registration for the 2023 Midnight Sun Science Symposium scheduled for April 13-14 is open! This symposium, hosted by the Biology Graduate Student Association, is an interdisciplinary research conference that encourages the participation of University of Alaska undergraduate and graduate students of all scientific disciplines to showcase their scientific excellence, including those from UAA and UAS. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31 by 11:59 p.m.
White paper submissions sought for NSF Research Traineeship Program
March 13, 2023
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is soliciting white papers for the National Science Foundation's Research Traineeship Program. The primary goals of the NSF program are to explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
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.