Explore our world-changing graduate programs
Each graduate program curriculum at NAU is driven by our expert faculty and informed by an interdisciplinary approach. Whether you earn your degree in Flagstaff, online, or at one of our statewide campuses, you’ll be learning from passionate teachers and mentors in a hands-on environment that prepares you for success every way you imagine it.
Discover graduate programs and degrees
We’re proud to announce the addition of new career-boosting graduate programs
PhD in Applied Physics and Materials Science
Designed to evaluate the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry in Applied Physics and Materials Science, to articulate significant challenges involved in practicing the field of study, elucidate its leading edges, and explore the current limits of theory, knowledge and practice.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
The goal of this research-intensive degree is to educate future leaders in industry and academia in the field of Mechanical Engineering. This doctoral program allows students to work closely with faculty experts in the field studying topics such as adaptive systems and intelligent structures, nano-heat transfer, energy systems, robotics, advanced composite materials, and computational fluid mechanics.
Master of Building Science
Building science is a field of study concerned with the technical performance of buildings, building materials, and building systems that draws upon physics, chemistry, engineering, architecture, and the life sciences. Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how this impacts energy efficiency, durability, comfort and indoor air quality is essential to innovating high-performance buildings.
Master of International Education Leadership
The purpose of the Master’s Degree in International Education Leadership is to prepare students to serve as practitioners and researchers in the field of international education. A secondary target market are those professionals already working in the field of international education seeking to advance to higher administrative level positions which require advanced degrees. The program is online and can be completed by students located both nationally and regionally.
Self-paced Personalized Learning
Self-paced Personalized Learning is an all-online, competency-based educational method that allows highly motivated students to learn at the times that suit their schedules best.
Master of Computer Information Technology (MCIT)
One of the first master’s programs available in this format, the MCIT is tailored for busy professionals looking for a flexible and affordable degree to help advance technology-driven careers.
Master of Science in Nursing
Irregular hours can make it difficult for healthcare professionals to commit to post-secondary education with classroom hours—whether online or in-person. We adapted our MS in Nursing to a competency-based education format so nurses can prepare themselves for advanced practice as fast as their schedule allows.