Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 150 respondents

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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

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Graduate school is crazy. The assignments are long and exhausting, but in the end it will be all worth it! The only problem is that it's EXTREMELY expensive!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014

Highly rated MA program from US News and World Reports; very applicable programs to real world jobs; affordable; terrific professors that are very accessible; challenging programs; terrific support systems in place!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I attend the extended NAU campus. There is not a lot of support for students in the Valley like there is on at the main campus. Things such as trasnportation, safety, social life, living accommodations, and surrounding areas don't really apply. However, there is more flexibility with classes and that was nice.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of this program are the flexibility of delivery formats and the professors that are always available. The cons are the 4 weekend trips to flagstaff every summer and the 8 weekend trips to Mesa in the fall and spring semesters for residency requirements.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

My degree is English with an emphasis on Professional Writing. I can't really comment on anything relating to the campus life because I attend online, though I've heard Flagstaff is beautiful. Counselors are assigned to students and easy to get a hold of by phone or email. It took me a little bit of time to get used to school online only. I've only finished one semester, so far I like it. My professor and counselor told me not to work if I could help it but I found that having a part-time job helped me stay focused on my work because it provided structure in my life.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that the program is small and very communal. The professors and advisors are always there to help and assist you in your professional career any way that they can. I honestly do not have any cons of my program. I knew what I was going in to, and NAU was my first choice for many reasons, and it lived up to them all.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

I have nothing but good things to say about the program so far! The faculty and current students are all really nice and helpful. The building is amazing and all of the equipment is really good.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: great professors who are knowledgeable about the subject and program; small class size; great labs to practice counseling; a variety of topics within the field of counseling; awesome advisers Con: availability of courses during the school year; helpfulness with career/job finding; some professor's assessment tools
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

NAU Ed. Leadership is a flexible program for working professionals. The workload is not easy, but the school offers online and night classes at many remote locations. The courses are taught by local administrators in the same field, offering many good networking opportunities. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the classes. There are not many cons to this program. It is not easy. There are no 'easy classes' and the collaboration requirements with classmates in an online setting can be very challenging. Overall, I am very happy with the program, and would recommend it to anyone looking to advance in the education field.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

The university is not known as a engineering and sciences school, but the quality of the professors was well worth the time and effort I put in here during my 3.5 years.
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