College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (Postgrad)


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Faculty Facts

Annual tuition fees

  •  The average scholarship award is $5,000.


2 Years


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Degree type


List of Programs

  1. Fisheries, MS
  2. Marine Policy, MMP
  3. Marine Studies, MMS


Academic Requirements

  • Recommended Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional requirements

  • A copy of your passport and financial statement
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2-3 required; varies by program
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose

English Tests Requirements





About Faculty

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) is responsible for statewide academic, research and service programs relating to Alaska’s marine and freshwater environments and fisheries.

For undergraduate degrees, CFOS offers a minor and a Bachelor of Arts in fisheries, a Bachelor of Science in fisheries and marine sciences and minors in marine science and fisheries. Fieldwork and internship opportunities are available to undergraduate students through cooperating tribal, state and federal agencies, nonprofit entities and industry fishery partners. Undergraduate fisheries and marine sciences majors are prepared for graduate study or to enter management, private industry or other fields.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and one of only a handful of universities in the nation with this triple-crown distinction.
  • UAF has the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world.
  • UAF is home to the UA Museum of the North, which holds the world’s largest collection of Arctic dinosaurs, among other notable holdings.
  • Students Enrolled From 49 States And 58 Countries

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • #209 in Top Public Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • #167 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • U.S. News and World Report named UAF the only national university in Alaska, putting us in a category with the best universities in the country.
  • Times Higher Education ranked UAF among the top 25 of the world’s best small universities in 2020.
  • UAF ranks in the top 150 of the nearly 700 U.S. institutions that conduct research.

Student Accommodation at University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Housing: around $5,325

From traditional college dorms to suites, apartments and duplexes with garages, we offer housing for students in many shapes and sizes. What they all have common is a shared community and a sense of connection you can only experience by living on campus.



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