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Eligibility for Graduate Education

Applicants for graduate studies must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. International higher education degrees must be equivalent to a U.S. degree and be officially recognized by their Ministry of Education.

Please note that Non-Degree (personal enrichment) students are not eligible for financial aid.

See Northern Arizona University's Graduate Admissions Policy.

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NAU uses an online application for all graduate programs.  If you have questions or require assistance in our application process, please contact the Graduate College at (928) 523-4348 or

Apply Now: this links to our online application. Instructions for filling out the application are located at the link.

Program admission requirements

Review the requirements for your program before applying.  You may search by degree or program.  Once you find your program, click the "Details" tab for specific program requirements.

FAQs for Application and Admission

Questions about the application or admissions process?  Click here.