Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 148 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 30,361 (26,500 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,001 in-state; $18,619 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2019

I highly recommend furthering your education at NAU online. I am full time dental hygienist and take 2-3 classes each semester working towards my masters in Education. This degree and added knowledge will help me broaden my hygiene career via teaching at the local dental hygiene schools in both clinic as well as a didactic course. NAU was easy to managethe staff was responsive and supportive along my journey. I would highly recommend any working adult whod like to continue their education to get their degree at NAU.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2017

I finished my education with Northern Arizona University in May of 2017. I attended a completely online Masters program in Human Relations. If you are wanting the opportunity to work both within higher education or in the private sector, with a psychology background, this is the degree for you. You learn to incorporate the psychology of human behavior into the work that you do. Learning how different behaviors control human outcomes, helped me become a better leader in the work that I do within higher education. I am prepared to understand why people behave the way that they do, and what tools can be used to help aid in human behavior.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Attending Northern Arizona University to complete my Master's had some advantages and disadvantages. NAU itself is more obscure, so there is less enrollment and the graduate programs are quite small. I also opted to attend NAU, because I was able to seek out a major advisor after enrollment instead of while applying. The small program allows the professors to give the students more personal attention and identify their strengths and weaknesses. There are more funding opportunities that relate to the student's major such as a Graduate Teaching Assistantship or Research position. There are also many professional development workshops provided by the university that are free. One aspect of my program is that it has a focus on Water Resources Management of different aspects. If you are not interested in pursuing this, I do not recommend this program at NAU for you. If you are, you will benefit from it since many professors throughout the depart have expertise in water resources such as the physical, chemical, and biological attributes of it around the world. The university does not help the student find housing. First off, the admissions committee accepts undergrads to the point where there is no housing in the entire town. Upon contacting the university, they recommend searching craigslist for housing. I find this quite unprofessional. As a graduate student, living on campus is impossible. The only except is if you are an international student.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is excellent. Its much more competitive than GCU and other similar schools but thats because they are choosier with their candidates. The classes and material are really well designed and thought out. The professors are all awesome, super smart and inspiring, but also compassionate. In this program, you get unique hands on experience (practicum lab that sees clients, group counseling, peer to peer counseling) and Dr. Farmer helps his students grow to their true potential.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2008

I loved their program. The cost for a master's was reasonable.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

It was a great experience. They had flexible schedules for a full time worker like myself, and great instructors. I felt like my education was valued.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2019

The Northern Arizona University Athletic Training program is one of the best, if not the best programs in the country. Their focus on teaching Evidence Based Practices helps the student fully prepare for a career in Athletic Training. I would highly recommend this program to anyone pursuing a career in athletic training.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Masters in Special Education. This is not a teaching track, so if you plan on teaching, you will have to do another 16 classes to get your license. After I am done in December, I will have to carry on with school for another 27 credit hours to obtain my teaching license as well as complete my student teaching.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Deciding whether an educational institution is right for you can be tough. I had to make that decision a year ago when I searched for universities to get my masters degree in educational leadership. Ive decided to go to Northern Arizona University because in comparison to other universities the tuition is less, smaller classrooms, and various extended campuses throughout Arizona. Going to various NAU extended campuses I can tell you that all have one thing in common-caring staff. I would recommend this university for anyone who is interested in growing professionally and educationally.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Deciding whether an educational institution is right for you can be tough. I had to make that decision a year ago when I searched for universities to get my masters degree in educational leadership. Ive decided to go to Northern Arizona University because in comparison to other universities the tuition is less, smaller classrooms, and various extended campuses throughout Arizona. Going to various NAU extended campuses I can tell you that all have one thing in common-caring staff. I would recommend this university for anyone who is interested in growing professionally and educationally.
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