Northern Arizona University

Introduction

About Northern Arizona University

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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Everywhere you want to learn

Northern Arizona University provides multiple ways for you to earn your degree, whether you plan on studying at our Flagstaff campus, online, or at one of our locations throughout Arizona.

Excellence in applied research

The university is a high-research institution, providing practical solutions to problems that impact our region, nation, and world. Our students and world-renowned faculty researchers work together to explore solutions to climate change, minority healthcare disparities, improve prosthetics technology, and create sustainable solutions for a wide variety of issues.

Tuition and cost

We know college expenses can sometimes seem daunting, but providing you with an excellent value is something we’re very committed to:

  • Your undergraduate tuition rate is guaranteed to stay the same for 4 years.
  • If you live in one of 14 eligible western states, your tuition will be approximately half the out-of-state tuition rate.
  • Our students have nearly 25 percent less student loan debt than the national average.
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Athletics

Northern Arizona University has 15 NCAA Division I athletics teams. We offer an exceptional student-athlete experience, culminating in graduation. Our programs have been honored several times with the prestigious Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup, which recognizes overall athletic success in competition and in academics.

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Our values

Excellence in education

We offer a rigorous, high-quality, and affordable education to all of our students. See the amazing differences that many of our graduates have made.

Your success

To ensure your future success, we are committed to placing the needs of you, the learner, at the center of everything we do. Our distinguished professors are committed not only to teaching you, but serving as mentors and working with you as well. Here, hands-on learning and the opportunities for research and creative pursuits are available to you, even as an undergraduate.

Distance education

It’s important to us to provide all qualified students with access to higher education. Through The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona, you can earn a degree at multiple locations throughout Arizona.

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Diversity

Celebrating and promoting diversity is a cornerstone of the university. To help broaden your university experience, we sponsor a variety of international opportunities and multicultural events.

We promote inclusion throughout your entire university curriculum. Additionally, we create opportunities for all diverse groups to share their perspectives and knowledge—so all students receive a rich learning experience. Together, we build a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate where all backgrounds are respected.

All students are encouraged to participate in our wide array of student clubs and organizations that foster diverse interests.

Integrity

Fairness and honesty aren’t only traits of an admirable person—they are also traits of admirable organizations. We strive for just that, and are committed to transparency and accountability—to fairness and honesty—in everything we do. All of our latest facts and statistics can be found at the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.

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Master

MEd in Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Campus or Online Part time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. [+]

Curricular Requirements for 2016-2017 Academic Year Our degree program prepares candidates for a career as an English as a second language (ESL) classroom teacher, ESL resource teacher, or a teacher responsible for providing ESL instruction and support in the regular classroom or special settings. Candidates gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions for developing ESL skills across reading, writing, and listening, and for involving community and families as partners. They will also leave the program with a historical perspective of English learners in the U.S. Candidates will develop specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, and knowledge of various program models. They will become familiar with current research in ESL instruction, and understand how theory can be structured in classroom practice to develop the oral language and literacy skills of all students. The Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Master of Education has 2 emphasis: Bilingual emphasis English as a Second Language emphasis Prepare for a career as a Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with this master’s degree. There is a growing demand for individuals with this preparation. With this degree, you can become a: Bilingual or ESL classroom teacher Bilingual or ESL resource teacher Teacher responsible for providing bilingual or ESL support in classroom or special settings Endorsements Bilingual Emphasis If you wish to meet the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement requirements, you may, through careful planning with your advisor, earn this endorsement within your master's degree program. You need to demonstrate language proficiency in a... [-]

MEng in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the environmental engineering areas of water resources, air pollution control, sustainable engineering, hydrogeology, biotechnology and the design of constructed and natural remediation systems. [+]

Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours: applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours) engineering management course (3 credit hours) 24 credit hours from: general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours) elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters of recommendation. 5. You must be accepted by the... [-]

MEng in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MEng EE degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on developing advanced electrical engineering expertise through a project-based experience. [+]

The MEng EE degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on developing advanced electrical engineering expertise through a project-based experience. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work in various electrical engineering applications. Students who are planning on further graduate study in a Ph.D. program may be interested in the thesis-based MSE EE program. This program prepares you for professional practice with a broad, applied education with courses in several technical areas. With input from industry, Northern Arizona University created courses to enhance knowledge, understanding, and/or develop skills critical to today's practicing engineers. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering? The flexibility of an electrical or computer engineering degree can't be overstated; this highly lucrative degree could mean working in aerospace, computers, or many other areas. A bachelor's degree will get you into the field, but a master's will provide you with even more opportunities. If you're looking to enhance your electrical or computer engineering knowledge while making yourself more marketable, our program is right for you. Our program is intended to meet your educational needs as a practicing engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance and/or develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding that are critical to today practicing engineers. Students wanting to earn their bachelor and master’s degrees may qualify for our Accelerated program, which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation. With further education, one of these paths is possible: Research... [-]

MEng in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). [+]

This degree provides you with a broad, practice-based education. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours: applied mathematics course, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 credit hours) engineering management course (3 credit hours) 24 credit hours from: general engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or geology, selected with your committee’s approval (15 credit hours) elective courses (9 credit hours), which can include up to six credit hours in an optional practice-oriented project Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top areas of interest for your study and/or research. 4. Your application must include three letters... [-]

MEng in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). [+]

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis professional degree, based primarily on course work and/or on an engineering project designed with the guidance of a faculty advisor to address a need or problem specific to their engineering field of study (Civil, Environmental, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering). This degree program is designed to provide a broad, practice-based education. Student Learning Outcomes LO1. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems: Acquires knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to mechanical engineering. Develops the ability to identify, formulate, and solve relevant advanced mechanical engineering problems. Develops the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex mechanical engineering problems. LO2. Demonstrate the ability to, independently and creatively, design, plan, and conduct complex mechanical engineering projects: Assesses the state of the art in the field of study. Applies, independently and creatively, appropriate engineering theories and tools towards developing a viable solution for the project. Designs and conducts activities specific to the project. LO3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the results of a comprehensive research project through oral presentations and publications. Creates a report reflecting the integration of knowledge acquired through the project. Delivers an oral presentation to peers summarizing the work performed on the project and its outcomes. Synthesizes and presents the relevance of the engineering project in both technical and non-technical terms. ADMISSIONS AND ENTRY The Master of Engineering (MEng) program offers a practice-oriented education that prepares... [-]

MEng in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery. [+]

The MEng CS degree is a non-thesis program that focuses on building advanced computer science expertise through a project-based experience. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to be a leader in a variety of software development organizations. Students who are planning on further graduate study in a Ph.D. program may be interested in the thesis-based MSE CS program. This program assists students who wish to upgrade their current engineering expertise by delving into the contemporary and future-forward area of computer science. The plan features real-world relevancy and flexibility in course format and distance delivery. What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Computer Science? Computer scientists use algorithms and data structures to harness the incredible processing power of modern computers towards constructive ends. They write programs, the basic building blocks that form the computer world. They also create the databases, the "office" software, and the networking protocols at the core of today computing demands in business, science, and engineering. If this sounds like the career for you, we can help. Our program is intended to meet your educational needs as a practicing engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance and/or develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding that are critical to today practicing engineers. Courses are offered through a variety of forms, including distance-delivery methods and flexible formats. Note: If you are interested in this advanced degree, you must apply and be accepted to the Master of Engineering program in addition to being admitted... [-]

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MS in Climate Science & Solutions

Campus Full time 18  August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. [+]

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. Program highlights 18-month, non-thesis based program is designed to help students directly apply science and policy skills in organizational settings Students meet with faculty, industry professionals, and a career coordinator to refine their professional interests and develop a portfolio of their applied projects An international Advisory Board of professionals ensures the program is meeting the current needs of the growing climate industry and provides direct assistance to students in growing their professional network, securing internships and advancing in their career Our students Excellent candidates for this Professional Science Master’s program have undergraduate backgrounds in: Engineering Science Environmental Studies Business Other academic areas that are committed to learning and applying the science of climate change Learning objectives Understand and explain the physical nature of global climate change; Apply national and international standards to conduct professional greenhouse gas inventories; Evaluate the social and economic externalities of climate change; Describe the ethical, scientific, and policy strengths and weaknesses of current and proposed mitigation and adaptation strategies; Identify, analyze, synthesize, and communicate scientific information and uncertainties for public and professional audiences; and Participate in a professional internship and develop the professional skills needed to establish your career in the growing climate industry. Degree requirements This is a 36-credit program that includes five core courses (18-credits) focused on the following:... [-]

MSc in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. [+]

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. With your thesis, you will be challenged to devise innovative solutions and improve upon existing methods to better our world. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours: 6 thesis credit hours in CENE 699, CS 699, EE 699, EGR 699 or ME 699 advanced math or statistics (3 credit hours) 6 credit hours engineering core courses (EGR 501 and EGR 502) electives (15 credit hours) selected with your committee's approval Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top... [-]

MSE in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. [+]

This program will help you understand the application of your profession in the context of two of the most important issues of our time—sustainability and innovation. With your thesis, you will be challenged to devise innovative solutions and improve upon existing methods to better our world. Degree requirements To earn this degree, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours: 6 thesis credit hours in CENE 699, CS 699, EE 699, EGR 699 or ME 699 advanced math or statistics (3 credit hours) 6 credit hours engineering core courses (EGR 501 and EGR 502) electives (15 credit hours) selected with your committee's approval Admission information Applicants must select one primary emphasis in: civil engineering electrical engineering environmental engineering mechanical engineering computer science Prerequisites / Admission Requirements 1. You must have a B.S. degree in the discipline and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have a B.S. degree in a different discipline from that of your master’s application, you must complete a pre-admission course of study while earning a grade of "B" or higher in all pre-admission courses. See the prerequisite link below for this information. 2. You must take the GRE General Test unless you earned your B.S. degree from NAU or are in our Integrated Program in the discipline of your master’s application. If you are an international applicant whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores. 3. Your application must include a statement that includes your educational goals and top... [-]

MSE in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MSE EE degree is a research- and thesis-based program focused on the application of electrical engineering to sustainable systems and advanced engineering design. [+]

The MSE EE degree is a research- and thesis-based program focused on the application of electrical engineering to sustainable systems and advanced engineering design. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work as leaders in sustainable design, research labs, and entrepreneurial organizations. This degree also provides research experienced and a strong foundation for further graduate study in an electrical engineering Ph.D. program. Students who are not planning on further graduate study may also be interested in the non-thesis MEng EE program. We accept students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, but all students are expected to possess mastery of key foundational electrical engineering areas. If a student's bachelor degree is not in Electrical Engineering, there are additional course requirements that must be completed before a student is admitted. This program assists students who wish to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society. The Master of Science in Engineering will help you enter a satisfying, productive and exciting profession, or continue on to a doctoral degree. The program will... [-]

MSE in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The MSE CS degree is a research- and thesis-based program that focuses on the application of computer science to advanced sustainability and engineering design. [+]

The MSE CS degree is a research- and thesis-based program that focuses on the application of computer science to advanced sustainability and engineering design. Graduates with this degree possess advanced expertise and are well-qualified to work in software development organizations, particularly in applications relating to sustainability, data mining, and software design. This degree also provides research experienced and a strong foundation for further graduate study in a Ph.D. program. Students who are not planning on further graduate study may also be interested in the non-thesis MEng CS program. We accept students from a broad range of educational backgrounds, but all students are expected to possess mastery of key foundational computer science areas. If a student's bachelor degree is not in Computer Science, there are additional course requirements that must be completed before a student is admitted. Available Emphasis Areas: Civil and Environmental Engineering - Emphasis Computer Science Engineering - Emphasis Electrical Engineering - Emphasis Mechanical Engineering - Emphasis This program assists students who wish to to further their engineering education and acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle important engineering tracks of our time: sustainability and innovation. The plan of study features real-world relevancy and considers how sustainable systems impact economics, design, and usability. What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Engineering? The knowledge gained during this program, in the emphasis area of choice, will prepare you for tackling real world engineering challenges, providing solutions to complex engineering problems, and creating products that will benefit the society.... [-]

MSE in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. [+]

The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) is a thesis-based/research focused graduate degree program. Students work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a personal research plan within their emphasis area (Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering), which allows the student to design and complete an original research study in their area of specialty. This degree program is valuable to engineers interested in pursuing doctoral studies, academic careers, or professional careers in research or product innovation. Sustainable Systems The sustainability and advanced engineering design themes naturally intersect—the methods of design and innovation are a necessary element to the successful development or support of sustainable systems. Advanced Engineering Design This theme of design and innovation accommodates the many diverse research areas in engineering that are directed towards meeting the demands of rapidly-developing interdisciplinary technologies of the 21st century. Student Learning Outcomes LO1. Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced mechanical engineering problems: Acquire knowledge on advanced contemporary engineering topics and computational tools specific to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to identify, formulate, and solve advanced engineering problems relevant to the emphasis area. Develop the ability to synthesize, explain, verify, and justify solutions to complex engineering problems specific to the emphasis area. LO2. Demonstrate the ability to independently and creatively design and conduct research studies: Assess the state of the art in their field of study, including a thorough literature review Design a research study of personal or professional interest... [-]

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MA in Teaching English as a Second Language

Campus Full time 18 - 24  August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. [+]

Our TESL degree combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to people who speak other native languages. Program goals The principal goals of the program are to: provide the linguistic theory necessary for ESL/EFL teachers equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching prepare students for further study in English language teaching, applied linguistics, and related fields Tracks The MA-TESL program has three tracks: Applied Linguistics NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching NOTE: These coursework plans are for advising purposed ONLY. These are unofficial documents (Coursework Plan) Language Teaching for Practicing Teachers Length of program The MA-TESL program is a one-and-a-half to two-year course of study. If you have a teaching assistantship, you should plan on a two-year commitment. This program of study combines a strong theoretical foundation in applied linguistics with practical training in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The principal goals of the program are to provide the linguistic foundations for English as a second/foreign language teaching, equip teachers with the practical skills needed for effective language teaching, and prepare students for further study (including doctoral-level studies) in applied linguistics and related fields. This advanced degree offers students options to pursue different combinations of required and elective classes to meet their needs. What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language? The MA TESL... [-]

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