Master in Rural Development

The MA in Rural Development program at UAF's Department of Alaska Native Studies  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 from this MA program 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.

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Program's detailed curiculum

MA Program Brochure - PDF

Students apply through the UAF Graduate School:

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryUnited States
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Fields of studyHumanities (others)Political science and civicsEconomicsManagement and administration
Tagsbusinessdevelopmenteconomyrural development
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