Alaska Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Alaska  that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, AK is the two-letter abbreviation of Alaska.

Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 561-1266

University of Alaska-
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1529

University of Alaska-
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
(907) 474-7464

University of Alaska-
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-6457

Alaska State Overview

In the Eskimo-Aleut language, Alaska means “The Great Land”. With about 20% of the total area of ​​the United States, Alaska is the largest state in the USA in terms of area.

Alaska was once Russia’s only overseas colony, but it was very difficult to reach due to the Arctic Ocean. After the population of fur animals had dwindled and the native Indians were causing more and more difficulties for the Russians, Tsar Alexander II agreed to a treaty with the USA in 1872, after which the country was sold to the United States of America for $7.2 million. At 0.0004 cents per square meter, this was the cheapest land purchase ever.

Alaska was administered by the US Army, the Treasury Department and the Navy, among others. Before it was admitted to the USA on January 3, 1959 as the 49th state after an eventful history. With a gold rush, oil discoveries and the Exxon-Valdez tanker accident in 1989, Alaska made a name for itself.

  • Provides list of counties in Alaska in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

Besides Hawaii, Alaska is the only state that does not border on another US state. Although Alaska is on the North American continent, it is separated from the state of Washington by about 800 km of the Canadian state of British Columbia. The capital, Juneau, although located on the mainland, cannot be reached by land. There is no connection to the rest of the North American road system.

Alaska borders Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia) to the east, and the Gulf of Alaska as part of the Pacific Ocean to the south. The Bering Sea, Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea lie to the west and Alaska borders the Arctic Ocean to the north.

The Yukon River, the largest river in the country, has its source in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and flows into the Bering Sea.

Capital city: Juneau
Largest metropolis: Anchorage
Nickname: The Last Frontier
Land of the Midnight Sun
Motto: North to the Future


Lake Clark NP&P

Lake Clark National Park is located in southwest Alaska and was declared here in 1978 and now covers an area of 16,308 km2. The national park was declared here in order to ensure the protection of the exceptionally beautiful landscape, you will find volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls. The locals still live a traditional way of life here. The Arctic landscape is home to wildlife, the local rivers are full of all kinds of fish, but red salmon thrive here the most.

The national park is situated on the border of the Alaska Range and Aleutian Range. There are two active volcanoes Iliamna and Redoubt, whose glacier-covered peaks reach a height of over 3000 meters above sea level. The activities of both volcanoes are constantly monitored at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Countless waterfalls and water cascades run down their feet. The coast is dense and impenetrable forests. Mountain areas and plateaus are also dotted with at least ten lakes with emerald green water flowing from melting glaciers.

The park also has numerous lakes around Bristol Bay. Due to its location, Lake Clark is sometimes referred to as the heart of Alaska. Fishing enthusiasts who come here to catch salmon and many other big fish like to look for it. As there is no road to the park, access is only possible by air or boat. Wolverine Creek, located directly on the Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve, can be reached by plane. You can take a speedboat on the river and watch the brown bears lurking on the river bank for the trailing salmon. The area is also popular with photographers, it is a great place for them to document wildlife undisturbed.