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Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Student Resources


We encourage all prospective students to meet with the MPA Director for academic advising prior to registration.  It is highly recommended that admitted students communicate frequently with their Advisor in the MPA program concerning their degree plan.  

Disability Support Services

No otherwise qualified individual will be denied reasonable access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University of Alaska because of disability. (See the University of Alaska Policy on Disabilities). Students with documented disabilities must make an appointment with the DSS coordinator at the start of each semester to determine if academic accommodations are necessary. Qualified students will receive a faculty notification letter outlining necessary academic accommodations. For more information contact Disability Support Services at (907) 796-6400 or by emailing

Financial Aid 

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is committed to providing the best possible financial aid customer service to our students and their families. Graduate students are required to carry at least six credits a semester to qualify for financial aid.  For more information about financial aid options please contact a Financial Aid Advisor with the UAS Financial Aid Department at (907) 796-6255 or by emailing

Egan Library:

The Egan Library on the UAS campus provides a number of different avenues for distance students to access most of the resources provided at the on campus site. Students in the MPA program have access to journals and books through both an online delivery and also through an interlibrary loan program.

The online journal searches provide students access to almost all journals subscribed to by the main UAS campus library. In addition, students have access to over 20,000 books via the Electronic Books program. An interlibrary loan system is a free service provided that allows students to order books or journal articles and have them shipped to the student’s home. This vast network of libraries helps to create an environment of open access to hard to find materials and ensures that those students in the distance communities have access to the resources necessary to complete the degree.

For more information please visit the UAS Egan Library website.

Students can contact the Egan Library Reference Desk with any questions they may have concerning resources that are available.  Please call 907–796–6502 (Local) or 877–465–4827 (Toll Free).

Students can also contact Jennifer Ward, Outreach Services Librarian, if you have any questions concerning access to the electronic resources provided by the Egan Library. Please contact Jennifer at 907-796-6285 (Local) or 877-465-4827 (Toll Free).

There is also a quick link provided on the Egan Library home site titled “Ask a Librarian". Here you will be able to ask questions that will be answered by one of the Egan Library librarians. The library staff is very good at responding back to students so please access this resource for questions you may have.

Technology & the Help Desk

Adobe Connect

Classes are offered through Adobe Connect. To participate in the webmeeting you will need to have Adobe Flash player downloaded to your computer. Students watch and participate in class in real time through the video, audio, and chat options of the Adobe Connect platform.  A headset with a microphone is required. If you plan to take numerous e-Learning courses, purchasing a quality headset would be a useful investment.

Help Desk

The UAS IT Services Department provides technical support and information via the Help Desk.  Please contact the staff at the Help Desk for all of your technology and computer setup questions. The Help Desk staff can be contacted at 1-877-465-6400 and

"MPA faculty are outstanding! They are very enthusiastic and take a personal interest in their students" - Will Ellis, UAS MPA Graduate

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