University of Alaska—​Anchorage

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Arctic Engineering
Project Management
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The UAA MS Arctic Engineering and MS Project Management programs offer specialized online graduate courses in internet-based asynchronous and real-time video modes by which students access lectures, presentations and study materials. Students participate at least weekly with online interactions and submittals of assignments and can participate in a live video classroom. Students residing in all quarters of the world have succeeded in earning their MSAE and MSPM by these methods.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 24


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7 full-time; 12 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 33% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 6 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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