Rural Development

Graduate Certificate, M.A. Degree

The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development M.A. program is designed to educate leaders who understand the dynamic relationship of rural Alaska with the global economy and who have professional skills in areas of leadership, business development, administration and conflict management. Graduates typically take positions with tribal and municipal governments, fisheries, tourism, Native corporations, regional health corporations or non-profits, state/federal agencies, or other private businesses.

Graduate degree students gain a broader theoretical understanding of development processes in Alaska and the circumpolar North. Graduate students complete a thesis or applied community development project, and have opportunities for international study and research.

Students can earn the M.A. degree either on the Fairbanks campus or through distance delivery. Special application requirements and deadlines apply for distance M.A. degree programs. For more information contact the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development toll-free 1-866-478-2721.

Minimum Requirements for Rural Development M.A. Degree: 30 credits

College of Rural and Community Development
Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development
907-474-6528 |Toll-free 1-866-478-2721