Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 29,021 (25,115 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 52% part-time, 48% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,071 in-state; $18,254 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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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.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Awesome place to live, good campus, maybe missing a good football team to get everyone's spirit up
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2017

NAU is a beautiful campus surrounded by a great town with lots of outdoor activities and delicious restaurants widely available. While the rigor of the curricula at NAU is not the highest, I have found all of my teachers to be very helpful and respectful of my goals and who I am as an individual. If you are the type of person who needs a lot of deadlines and a lot of guidance, maybe this is not the best program for you. However, I because there is not a ton of guidance like there typically is in undergrad, I found the freedom nice as it allowed me to explore topics I was interested in. Honestly, I think you get out of the program what you decide to put in.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

For my program, I participated in a cohort while I was teaching. I enjoyed my experience and being able to apply what I was learning in my Masters classes to what I was doing every day for my career.
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