Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff , Arizona , United States
Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

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Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare you for personal and professional success after graduation. Explore the benefits of completing your education at Northern Arizona University.

Whether you earn your degree at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare you to achieve your human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

Northern Arizona University complements its programs and student success with innovative research. For example:

  • The Department of Energy designated the university as the Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Climatic Change Research, which researches the impact of climate change on ecosystems, and how altered ecosystems affect the climate system.
  • The university’s Sustainable Energy Laboratory is a leader in higher education for providing students with instructional research opportunities in renewable energy, specifically in the areas of wind mapping and wind integration.
  • A team of students and faculty in the university’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen) discovered the source of anthrax-tainted heroin in Scotland. The MGGen team is also tracking the spread of a fungal disease killing bats in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Greg Caporaso, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, is researching the effects of microbes in office environments.
  • The Department of Anthropology is conducting various research projects that cover topics ranging from archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.

Research

Northern Arizona University complements its programs and student success with innovative research. For example:

  • The Department of Energy designated the university as the Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Climatic Change Research, which researches the impact of climate change on ecosystems, and how altered ecosystems affect the climate system.
  • The university’s Sustainable Energy Laboratory is a leader in higher education for providing students with instructional research opportunities in renewable energy, specifically in the areas of wind mapping and wind integration.
  • A team of students and faculty in the university’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (MGGen) discovered the source of anthrax-tainted heroin in Scotland. The MGGen team is also tracking the spread of a fungal disease killing bats in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Greg Caporaso, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, is researching the effects of microbes in office environments.
  • The Department of Anthropology is conducting various research projects that cover topics ranging from archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology.

Master's Programmes

Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Northern Arizona University!

Services

Living on campus is all about convenience. With 21 residence halls, multiple meal plans, and 30 on-campus dining locations, you’ll find a living style that works best for you.

Friends, fun, and community await—choose from more than 300 studentclubs, organizations, fraternities, and sororities that match your interests.

Access almost everything you need right on campus, including health care, tutoring services, a state-of-the-art recreation center, and more.

Student Life

College is about learning, but it’s also about having the time of your life. As an NAU student, you’ll be able to enjoy on-campus entertainment year-round. Grab your friends and go:

  • watch theater, music, and dance performances
  • view art exhibits
  • root for the Lumberjacks in football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, and more
  • relax at a university movie night

Concerts on campus

The university’s entertainment promotion company—SUN Entertainment—brings concerts, comedians, and student-centered events to campus for your entertainment.

Past performances include:

  • Mason Jennings
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Ke$ha
  • Jason Mraz
  • Pepper
  • The Plain White T’s
  • Adam Sandler
  • Jerry Seinfeld

SUN Entertainment also hosts AfterHours, which features fun, free events for students throughout the year. Here, you’ll have chances to win prizes like MacBooks, iPods, Wii's, mountain bikes, Dell laptops, PS3's, and more.

Accreditation

Northern Arizona University’s W.A. Franke College of Business was named one of the nation’s top business schools for veterans by Military Times in its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014” rankings.

The 2014 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list ranked Northern Arizona University’s graduate physical therapy program 34th in the nation.

The university's engineering program earned a top ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges. The engineering program ranked 44th out of all engineering schools whose highest degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s.

The university received a multimillion-dollar NAUTeach grant that seeks to double the number of students pursuing teaching careers in science and math. Northern Arizona University is one of only 12 colleges and universities in the nation—and the only one in the state of Arizona—to receive this grant.

Northern Arizona University’s accelerated master’s in business administration program earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s The Best 296 Business Schools for 2013, which recognized the program’s “fast-paced, invigorating environment.”

The School of Hotel and Restaurant Management was ranked 12th on a list of "The 20 Best Hospitality Programs in the United States," compiled by TheBestSchools.org.

Northern Arizona University’s Consortium for Public Life and Learning was invited to affiliate with the internationally-renowned Kettering Foundation as a Center for Public Life to promote public engagement and facilitate nonpartisan discourse on public issues. Nationwide, there are 66 Centers for Public Life, and Northern Arizona University will have one of two in Arizona.

In a January 2010 statistical study of bachelor’s degrees in physics, the American Institute of Physics ranked the university’s Department of Physics and Astronomy fifth of all master’s-granting programs nationwide in the number of physics bachelor’s degrees awarded. In a December 2011 study of bachelor’s degrees in astronomy, the university ranked second in the nation for bachelor’s-granting departments.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States