University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The University of Alaska Southeast is a four-year, public liberal arts institution located in Juneau, Alaska, but also has locations at Ketchikan and Sitka. UAS is a member of the University of Alaska System, but maintains its own independent accreditation. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as workforce training and personal development programs. As a testament to the quality of UAS workforce training, 80% of UAS graduates find work in fields they received education or training in while at UAS. UAS offers e-learning opportunities along with offering a wide variety of traditional programs through its schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Management, and Career Education.

Programs Offered

The University of Alaska Southeast offers programs at a variety of levels, including certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and occupational endorsements.
Baccalaureate programs are available in different areas of business administration, liberal arts, arts, and sciences. UAS offers three primary master’s degrees, including the Master of Arts in Teaching with three specializations, Master of Education in five specializations, and a Master of Public Administration. Most of these master’s programs can be completed through distance education. Distance education at UAS is delivered via web, audio and/or video conference, or television.


The University of Alaska Southeast has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1983. The university’s teacher education program also holds specialized accreditation, according to College Navigator.


The application deadlines for undergraduate admissions at the University of Alaska Southeast are Jan. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1 for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, respectively. Applicants apply online and pay a $40 admissions fee if applying for a certificate or associate degree program and $50 admissions fee if applying to a bachelor’s program. Undergraduate applicants will submit their official high school transcripts (partial and final) or GED, as well as their official SAT/ACT scores. Transfer students must send transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Graduate applicants will also apply online and pay a $60 application fee. Applicants to graduate programs will submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with a 3.0 GPA, resume, objective statement, letters of recommendation, and any other admissions requirements established by the graduate department. See the university website for more information on admissions.


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