Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 149 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

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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Online work is accessible and rigorous. Stellar learning atmosphere. Some professors are not very personable or understanding.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I am enjoying my online graduate classes immensely. I like that the workload is not so heavy that I am overwhelmed while also teaching full time. I will say that some teachers do seem to forget that their students are also full-time teachers and have multiple assignments due all at once. As long as you plan ahead and prioritize, the program is not difficult to fit into your schedule.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

NAU's Anthropology program is one of the best in Applied Anthropology in the country, as far as I can tell. The faculty are dedicated to sharing their applied knowledge and experience with students and ensuring that you leave ready to work as an anthropologist. Flagstaff is a great town and a classroom in and of itself. The only cons I would mention are that there are not (at least during my time here) abundant opportunities to actually conduct research alongside professors. That would have added value and more opportunities. However, the network and reputation the program provides are exceptional.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently in the Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner program. The instructors are readily available to assist and answer questions when needed and provide overall great classes. The only con is some of the classes for the graduate program are very similar to the Bachelor program. I would rather have classes geared toward prepping for Nurse Practitioner such as skills to prep for Clinical (ie. lab results, mixing patho with actual meaning and how to treat, etc.).
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The Physical Therapy program has amazing professors. A con is that there is not a whole lot of financial aid available.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The program uses dated material, but is very applicable to industry.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

I think the Physician Assistant grad program is one of the best in the state, not to mention the most cost effective compared to the other programs in-state.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Love this school! Many graduate assistantships available, so it is easier to be a student and graduate with minimal loans. Large enough school for great opportunities, but small graduate school which keeps class sizes low. Close drive to Grand Canyon and Sedona, and nestled underneath the mountains.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2010

The program targeted working adults is a pro and the expense of the program is a con.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2014

NAU's MA online program is highly rated by U.S. News and World Report. Integrity is maintained with a well constructed online program. Being offered online, it provides opportunity for those seeking to further their education who do not live in the area, or have work conflicts to attending traditional courses. The professors are very knowledgeable in their fields. This has been a wonderful and enriching experience.
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