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UAF Graduate Degree Programs:

Interdisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary Degrees (M.A., M.S. or Ph.D.) Students who are interested in creating their own Master’s or Doctoral degree program by combining course work in more than one discipline have the ability and responsibility to design their program, organize a committee of faculty members to serve as advisors and make sure that it conforms to rigorous academic standards.

The proposed program must differ significantly from, and may not substitute for, an existing UAF graduate degree program. The student may select no more that one half of his/her program credits from a single existing graduate degree program.

Procedures for developing an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree are listed here.

For more information contact: The Graduate School at 907.474.7464 or

Cooperative and Exchange Programs

Western Regional Graduate Exchange (WGRP)
The Western Regional Graduate Program makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs available to students of the West at a reasonable cost. As part of the Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, WRGP helps place students in a wide range of graduate programs, all designed around the educational, social, and economic needs of the West.

Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates. Students need not meet financial aid criteria.

To receive WRGP tuition status, students simply apply directly to the institutions of their choice and identify themselves as WICHE WRGP applicants.

Partnership Programs
UAF also offers graduate degree programs through cooperative arrangements with the University of Alaska Anchorage:

Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ph.D.

Clinical/Community Psychology, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Studies, Ph.D

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