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
Graduate student spotlight
Zion Alioto is a graduate student in the B.S/M.S. Mechanical Engineering program. This combined degree is an accelerated program where students earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees concurrently. Zion’s graduate research work is on solar-assisted small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS).
November 05, 2021
Grad students are invited to the Three-Minute Thesis Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. An 80,000-word dissertation or thesis takes hours to present, but 3MT participants do it in three minutes!
October 22, 2021
Professor and Dean Emeritus Michael Castellini will offer tips and tricks for navigating the grad school application process.
Recreational course discount
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
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.