Gainful Employment Programs

Under the auspices of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, and the Student Assistance General Provisions, Northern Arizona University is subject to the federal Gainful Employment Final Regulations, published October 31, 2014 and amended December 4, 2014, regarding undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. At public and private not-for-profit institutions, Gainful Employment programs are considered standalone Title IV-eligible certificate programs.

The information below includes links to each certificate’s Gainful Employment Disclosure, as required by the Department of Education. Disclosures provide important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend each program.

All programs listed below are graduate-level certificates, unless otherwise noted.

Programs eligible for continued Title IV funding:

Community College Teaching and Learning 

Educational Technology 

Geographic Information Systems 

Indigenous and Tribal Nation-building 

Positive Behavior Support 

Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner 


Professional Writing 

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (undergraduate)

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (post-baccalaureate)

Programs eligible for Title IV funding until May 12, 2018:

Applied Statistics 

Assistive Technology 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based) 

Business Foundations 

Career and Technical Education 

Clinical and Translational Science 

Community Planning 

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education 

Emergency Management (undergraduate)

Emergency Management (post-baccalaureate)

Ethnic Studies 

Executive Police Leadership 

Interdisciplinary Disability Policy and Practice 

Interdisciplinary Health Policy 

Intelligence-Led Policing (undergraduate)

Intelligence-Led Policing (post-baccalaureate)

Leadership in 21st Century Policing (undergraduate)

Leadership in 21st Century Policing (post-baccalaureate)

Music Performance 

Park Protection (undergraduate)

Park Protection (post-baccalaureate)

Parks and Recreation Management (undergraduate)

Parks and Recreation Management (post-baccalaureate)

Public Management 

Science Teaching 


Teaching English as a Second Language 

Women's and Gender Studies