University of Alaska Anchorage Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.66 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 59 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,318 (15,546 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 76% part-time, 24% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,980 in-state; $19,582 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

The school is great, it is highly ranked for the business and Public Administration program. The advisors and admissions staff are wonderful, give you the breakdown of what is needed at all steps and work with you to make sure you get admitted and are on a path to success.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2019

After receiving my Bachelors of Science in Environment and Society at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), I decided to pursue my Masters degree at the same university. I wanted to continue my research in Alaska and the interdisciplinary graduate program at UAA made it an easy decision to continue my education at this school. I am currently a second semester interdisciplinary graduate student within the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Department of Geomatics. My degree is focused in geographic information system (GIS) modeling for ecological applications. Even though I didnt fit into a single department, UAA worked with me to create a Masters program that would fulfill my career and education goals.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a graduate student in the Anthropology department at the University of Alaska Anchorage pursuing a Master's degree in Anthropology focusing on Bioarchaeology. My thesis centers around assisting Native Alaskan Villages with the repatriation process of their ancestor's remains that are still curated in national and nationally funded museums. My department is extremely active in supporting Native Alaskan interests, which mirrors my own personal desire for advocacy and educational opportunities for the Village members. UAA was the perfect fit for me, and I am so very proud of the work that we are accomplishing together.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019

This programs contribution and encouragement to make a connection between the community and the students is inspiring. I admire that the students are encouraged to work in the field while taking online courses. All of the classes are online so I am able to work while taking classes, which is ideal to avoid student loans. Within the online classes we have discussion boards we are required to post to to keep up communication within the class and share experiences and perspective on different issues. Alaska is such a large state with many diverse communities and this program helps bring everyone together to help work towards better public health programs.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Alaska Anchorage provided me with a practical means to earn my Master's in Special Education. The professors are dedicated, supportive, and provide meaningful instruction. I am thankful everyday for the opportunities that my education has provided for my students and myself.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2019

I am working on my MFA in the CWLA Creative Writing Low Residency program. Two weeks per year, we are on campus for a rigorous writing and literary arts bootcamp style workout. During this condensed education, we read, write and critique each other's work under the guidance of published authors and professors. For the rest of the year we work with mentors who guide us through our creative works, reading, critical thought, analysis and growth in our own efforts towards publication and scholarship. Communications with our mentors are open and productive. It's like having your own personal editor . Deadlines are tight and keep you on your toes. This is by no means a kick-back major. When it's over, you will defend your thesis to a panel of author's and scholars. You will know your stuff. If you want to teach writing, improve your craft or just improve your chances of landing a job that involves written communication, you will find this program invigorating and effective.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2018

The majority of UAA students are non-traditional (i.e. part-time, working students). UAA is generally described as a commuter campus, and therefore does not produce the traditional college social experience. Recent prioritization and restructuring efforts are parred academic funding (i.e. TA-ships) to a minimum, and the University does not have academic grants and scholarships for Anthropology graduate students as some other universities do. Alaska is a great state to live in and Anchorage has a lot going on if one can afford to the high cost of living and a personal vehicle. Public transportation is not reliable, and does not access large portions of the Municipality of Anchorage. The Anthropology graduate program is decent, if a bit disorganized. The professors are excellent and knowledgeable in their specialties. The professors have healthy relationships with each other and their students, and encourage graduates to work together as we will likely be future colleagues. Alaska is a great place to gain experience working in the field of anthropology and archaeology. Most graduate students have jobs in their field before graduating and the programs has a 100% job placement rate for their graduates overall.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I really like to distance option in this program as I live in a very remote area. I feel I am getting a very competitive program at a comparable price. The workload is hard enough to get out of it what is needed without making it impossible for those who work a full 40 hours a week. This program prepares me to work with a very diverse population which is something I was looking for.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2018

The Program is interesting and teachers are well experienced. after program workforce insertion seems to be well managed in Alaska. Meanwhile living in Alaska is expensive for a student.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

The university does a good job with diversity but lacks flexibility.
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