Northern Arizona University Graduate Program Reviews

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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: 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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Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Nau has an extremely good program for educational leadership. The teaching staff is very strong and prepares students well. Support from advisors is lacking and it the major weakness of the program.
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: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
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.
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