Graduate students have graduated from a postsecondary institution and have a bachelor's degree.
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General Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete the minimum credit hours required for their program. All courses must be post baccalaureate credits, and all but 6 credits must be at the 600 level. Courses at the 100-300 level cannot be used in graduate programs. Courses at the 500 level earned at any University of Alaska campus or equivalent types of continuing education courses from any college or university may not be applied toward the degree program.
All courses, projects, and theses required for a graduate degree program must be completed within a seven-year period from the semester of the first course and the semester of degree completion.
A maximum of 9 graduate credit hours may be transferred from another accredited institution outside the University of Alaska system if approved by the student's advisor and graduate dean. At least 1/3 of the credits for the degree must be earned at UAS.
Additional Program Requirements
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 email@example.com.
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.
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, 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.