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.
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Arts and humanitiesAccordion Closed
Education and teachingAccordion Closed
Career and Technical Education (MEd)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Counseling- School Counseling (MEd)
Counseling- Student Affairs (MEd)
Early Childhood Education (MEd)
Educational Leadership (MEd)
Educational Technology (MEd)
Elementary Education (MEd)
English- Secondary Education (MA)
ESL and Bilingual Education (MEd)
Mathematics Education (MS)
School Psychology (EdS)
Science Teaching (MAST)
Secondary Education (MEd)
Spanish Education (MAT)
Special Education (MEd)
Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)
Teaching Science with Certification (MAT)
Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based)
Career and Technical Education
Community College Teaching and Learning
English as a Second Language
Positive Behavior Support
Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching Introductory Community College Mathematics
Health and nursingAccordion Closed
Athletic Training (MS)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Clinical Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner (MS)
Nursing- Generalist (MS)
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Public Health (MPH)
IT and computingAccordion Closed
Law and criminal justiceAccordion Closed
Math and scienceAccordion Closed
Natural sciencesAccordion Closed
Social sciencesAccordion Closed
New programs for 2018-19
We’re proud to announce the addition of nine new career-boosting graduate programs available beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
PhD in Interdisciplinary Health
Designed to educate and train the next generation of health researchers, advocates, and educators, this doctoral program opens unique opportunities in interdisciplinary research to advance understanding of health equity, disability, and psychosocial health.
Master of Organizational Leadership
The Master of Organizational Leadership equips you to advance in your field with coursework focused on executive leadership skills and current issues. Specialize in either Justice Studies or Project Management.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Learn to communicate and administrate evidence-based, community-wide health solutions through the core coursework of the MPH program, then specialize in either health promotion or nutrition.
Master of Science in Computer Science
With a focus on building sustainable systems and both thesis and non-thesis option, the MS in Computer Science prepares you for work in both practical and theoretical software development.
Master of Science in Informatics
Building on the success of the PhD in Informatics and Computing, the master’s program deepens students’ expertise and abilities in the interdisciplinary, data-driven field of informatics. Check back soon for details.
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Make a difference in underserved local, regional, and global communities as a social worker. NAU’s MSW program specializes in addressing poverty and oppression in rural and indigenous populations in the Southwest.
Data Science Certificate
This certificate in data science gives professionals in data-driven fields an extra edge with a richer skillset and up-to-date knowledge of best practices in data analytics. Check back soon for details.
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. This innovative program launches on our Personalized Learning platform on May 30. Check back soon for further details.