Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.08 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 148 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: 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
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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

The NAU Educational Leadership program is very comprehensive and practical in its academic structure to build upon research-proven strategies to prepare its students become successful servant leaders in our school system. The early research on effective schools touched on topics familiar today in successful schools. The NAU program focuses on strong leadership and professional development. It is believed that all schools can be effective and all students can learn. Premises to build on and I feel that NAU Educational Leadership program definitely builds on that with its students. The program also gives one the option of taking the course online or in-person, which makes it very convenient. The faculty in the program are former educators administrators or school superintendents. They have a grasp of what the dynamics are currently in education. I highly recommend others to consider NAU for their future educational endeavors.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I received my degree from NAU in 2016. I am very happy with my experience in the Masters of Administration program. Prior to graduation I was able to obtain a job in my field. The program focused on leadership for many core classes. It then allowed for others to chose an area of administration that fits best for their career field. Overall great program.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

I decided to pursue a Masters in Education in Elementary Education from NAU because I knew that NAU was a highly sought after institution for educators. Many of the educators that I worked with before starting my graduate program went to NAU to further their educations and to obtain complementary masters degrees so that they could receive a salary boost from their districts. I am a part of the extended campus and could not be happier with my choice. The professors that I have taken classes from have all been extremely understanding and have only ever been interested in my education and making sure that I enjoy what I am doing and understand everything that we are covering. They are all extremely responsive to emails and phone calls, and will take the time out of their days to work with you to make sure that you are on the right track. The advisors in both Tucson and Phoenix have been extremely understanding and have made me feel more comfortable at NAU in the past six months than I ever felt at my undergraduate university. Everybody treats me with respect and I could not have made a better decision in attending NAU.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

NAU's College of Education- Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education is great! It's geared toward working adults so you get to work and take classes. The courses are fast pace with each class lasting 8 weeks. Their is not a limit on how many classes you can take, also, you can take your time or graduate in as little as a year and half. Instructors are very very helpful, knowledgeable and they teach in their area of expertise. Tuition is affordable, non AZ residences can get in state tuition under the WWU agreement. Overall I liked it so much, I returned to do my Ed. D.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The online Master's program at Northern Arizona University for Early Childhood Education has been wonderful! The advisors have been so helpful as I have navigated family, work and school. The classes have been very informative and full of current research and information, and the teachers have been so supportive and really interested in building a field of highly prepared, education and most importantly compassionate teachers!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The Physical Therapy program at NAU is a national leader for PT entry-level education. The educational program is patient-centered in its focus, allowing students to learn information that they can directly use to benefit patient outcome. The program also strives to eliminate competition between students, thus creating an atmosphere where students can use their strengths to help others overcome their weaknesses. The faculty who are involved with the program are also very involved in the community, as well as nationwide through the APTA. The program greatly prepares students to be successful physical therapists who will work to do all they can for their patients.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

Northern Arizona University gave me the complex education I needed to further my nursing education. The Masters in Science of Nursing provided me with the knowledge base to provide patient care based on evidence based practice. The instructors and curriculum fostered a positive learning environment. I highly recommend this school to those seeking an advanced degree in Nursing.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently attending Northern Arizona University's Speech Language Pathology Summers-only program for my masters. I love that I get to work, gaining experience while I am taking classes. It is the perfect mix of real-life experience and in classroom experience. I love that I feel prepared to learn when I go to classes and that I am able to use real life experiences in my learning.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2011

I attended NAU for my B.S. in Education followed by the Master's in Educational Leadership. I loved my time at NAU in both degrees. The professors in the Master's program were all people who had accomplished great things in their own careers before becoming professors or were still working in education outside of being professors. I found this very useful to have professors who could be helpful in finding jobs during and after the program. The courses were small and practical. The assignments were best done alongside a teaching job, which wasn't how everyone proceeded through the degree. The students alongside me who did not have teaching jobs often struggled with the program because it was very challenging to accomplish the assignments without having a job inside a school already.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

NAU is great choice for anyone interested in becoming a member of a college community. NAU students and professors are all as passionate for learning as they are for their community, as the school consistently finds ways to weave the two together. NAU has become the heart of the city, and locals embrace the students. While the beautiful mountain community and friendly people are a huge draw to the school, its academics are rigorous. Courses are always challenging and professors demand a lot from their students, however classes are casual and students are free to express their own beliefs, even if they do not align with those of the other students or professors. Two years after I graduated, my professors are still sharing professional opportunities with me, as they truly care about me as an individual. My only regret about NAU is that I only attended the school for my Master's program.
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