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: 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Attending NAU has given me the confidence through education and clinical rotations that I will be an exceptional PT when I graduate. The caliber of students who complete the DPT program are highly sought after within the career market. The connections and organizations that I have been apart of while attending the DPT program at NAU have put me on the career path to be the best Physical Therapy I can be.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2017

NAU is situated in one of the most beautiful places with a lot of outdoors activities available. The campus itself is beautiful, the local events calendar is always full, and you cannot beat the people, especially if you like eccentric, laid back types. However, I was underwhelmed with the quality of courses. Because NAU is not as well known as some of its contemporaries, ASU and U of A, it almost seems like the university and the professors within have given up on trying to gain elite status and instead strive to meet minimum requirements. As a graduate student, I have only had one class that I would consider to be at the graduate level. Likewise, I am a book nerd, so the library could definitely use some improvements in the realm of aesthetics. But, after all is said and done, the experience has been a positive one. I love living here, I love the people, and everyone at the university has the students' best interests at heart, they just don't meet the rigorous caliber I was expecting of a graduate program (at least in the English department)
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Strong faculty with excellent learning atmosphere With latest innovative facilities.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

I love Northern Arizona University and I am very excited to be going to grad school here.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great program for those looking to earn teaching certification. You get to take graduate courses related to your specialty while learning how to utilize teaching techniques theoretically. The program allows the develop of lessons to practice and present in a real classroom setting.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

I like my Program so far. The online classes are especially convenient for me as a mom and a part-time educational specialist. I feel that the classes content is very relevant, the staff is very knowledgeable. Besides, I see a lot of people around me who graduated from NAU and I admire their skills and abilities to solve every day problems. I think this school has a great value for the money I pay. It's less expensive than the State university but it offers high quality education.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros for NAU's grad program are the location, highly qualified faculty, faculty support and the encouragement to boost our community. The con is the lack of affordable close parking.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of NAU's graduate program include the location, up-to-date technology, highly qualified faculty and the encouragement by the school to boost the surrounding community. The only con is the lack of affordable parking.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

My professional goal is to continue my education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Human Relations. I feel that the benefit I would receive by completing a Human Relation Master Degree is that I would get the opportunity to apply my knowledge in my current agency. Upon completing my Masters’ degree in Human Relations, I would look for an opportunity to get a job as a Human Resources Specialist. The Human Relations degree will be able assist me to become a HR employee in my agency in the future. An as a result of this new opportunity of job I would get a higher salary which can also benefit my family. I wanted to set the example for my family and for my daughters to follow when they grow old. In the meantime, I can use it as a tool to have better communication skills, but also in a way to interact with individuals in my workplace. This degree would give me the knowledge I can apply to my experiences in a proper and more productive matter that could be beneficial my workplace. There is not a lot to say about the cons, because I believe that getting a high education is the best investment in everyone’s life. Some people can say that Maters Degree is expensive, but we need to stay positive and understand that education is the best investment because nobody can take it away from you. I would say that job market is the only cons that I can think about, but that happens in most of our country right now.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2018

NAU is a great school and offers a lot of opportunities. They offered a graduate program that is part-time, allowing me to earn my master's degree while working making my overall experience more cost effective and flexible for my family.
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