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UAS offers graduate degrees and certificates in Teaching, Education, and Public Administration.

Teaching and Education

The Alaska College of Education offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs that prepare beginning teachers for the classroom and lead to a recommendation for an Initial Teaching Certificate in the state of Alaska. The College also offers Graduate Certificates and Master of Education programs for current teachers to extend and develop their classroom skills and abilities.

The admission application requires a $60 non-refundable fee. In addition, each program requires additional documentation - visit the Alaska College of Education site for program specific deadlines and requirements.

College Transcripts

To be admitted to the program, you must submit official copies of your college transcripts showing that you have earned a bachelor's degree or will earn one before you start the program.

For full admission, UAS requires official copies of final transcripts. To be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the school or college, or from a transcript request service. If you bring your transcript to a UAS campus in person, it must be in a sealed envelope from the school or college.

Mail

UAS Admissions Office
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801

Email

uas.admissions@alaska.edu

In-Person

Juneau
Novatney Building, Second Floor
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801
Ketchikan
Ziegler Building
2600 Seventh Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Sitka
UAS Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99832

Note: You do not need to request transcripts from any University of Alaska campus, or resubmit transcripts you have previously submitted to any UA campus.

Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration is a professional management graduate degree for those in public service careers. The degree is tailored for busy public and non-profit professionals who seek to enhance their credentials and broaden their horizons.

The admission application requires a $60 non-refundable fee. In addition, the program requires additional documentation - contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about this program.

DateDescription
August 15Fall Semester Application Deadline
December 15Spring Semester Application Deadline
May 1Summer Semester Application Deadline

The application will prompt you to enter the name and email address of three professional references. They will receive an email link to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

After you submit your application, the site will prompt you to upload a current copy of your professional resumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

After you submit your application, the site will prompt you to upload a cohesive essay of approximately 1,000 words describing your past public and/or non-profit experiences, outlining your professional goals, and stating how the MPA program will help you achieve your professional objectives.

College Transcripts

To be admitted to the program, you must submit official copies of your college transcripts showing that you have earned a bachelor's degree or will earn one before you start the program.

For full admission, UAS requires official copies of final transcripts. To be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the school or college, or from a transcript request service. If you bring your transcript to a UAS campus in person, it must be in a sealed envelope from the school or college.

Mail

UAS Admissions Office
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801

Email

uas.admissions@alaska.edu

In-Person

Juneau
Novatney Building, Second Floor
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801
Ketchikan
Ziegler Building
2600 Seventh Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Sitka
UAS Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99832

Note: You do not need to request transcripts from any University of Alaska campus, or resubmit transcripts you have previously submitted to any UA campus.

Common FAQs

If you are unable to attend the semester you are admitted, your application may be postponed once for up to one year.

If you would like to postpone your application, please complete, sign, and return a Postpone Form.  If you have questions regarding postponing your application, please contact the Admissions Office at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email uas.admissions@alaska.edu.

Typically the Admissions Office processes new applications in one to two business days. You will receive an email notifying you we have received your application and of any remaining requirements.

Yes, UAS offers select distance degrees to students who reside outside of Alaska.

Certificates

  • Accounting Technician*
  • Health Information Management Coding Specialist*
  • Small Business Management*

Associate Degrees

  • AAS in Business Administration*
  • AAS in Health Information Management**

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration* (Accounting, Management, or Human Resources Management)

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Education in Educational Technology*
  • Master of Public Administration* (also available in Whitehorse, YT Canada)

* Indicates program may be offered via distance to students outside of Alaska. Non-resident surcharges may apply.
** Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) state only

The Business and Public Administration MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans.  Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program. Students are advised to take PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration as one of first two classes in the degree. PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration provides a general overview of the core courses offered in the degree as well as an introduction to the technology and electronic library that is used throughout the program.

Some of the School of Education graduate courses allow students to take the class prior to being admitted into one of the graduate degree programs, however it varies by course. Students should contact the School of Education, or faculty member, regarding registration.

No, if your bachelor's degree was awarded from any University of Alaska campus, you do not need to have those transcripts sent to UAS.

No, admitted means that you have been accepted into the program, enrolled means that you are registered in a class.

The UAS MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans. Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program, however, registration requires the approval of the MPA Director.  Please contact us for more information.

No, currently UAS does not require GRE scores for graduate admission.

Some of the graduate programs within the School of Education require students to submit official Praxis I exam results. Please see the Alaska College of Education site for specific application requirements.

The Master of Public Administration program does not require standardized test scores as part of its admission application.

To qualify for full time status in a graduate program, students must take a minimum of 9 graduate level credits.

Students registered in at least 5 graduate credits per term will receive graduate annual loans levels. All others will be funded as undergraduates at the senior level. If students take undergraduate and graduate courses, the students may be funded as fifth year undergraduates.