Northern Arizona University

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • NAU is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors more than 100 years ago, and it’s true now.
  • Our traditions and values of the past inform our present and help us shape the future.
  • A comprehensive network of advisers, peers and coaches, through a variety of programs, complement our talented and dedicated faculty in supporting students.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (43)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1899, Northern Arizona University is a public university centered on students. Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.


Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.


At Northern Arizona University, we’ve always been a part of the world and a partner to it-starting in our hometown, a city that prizes innovation. NAU, widely recognized as a higher-research institution, has built a reputation for scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies.


As a Northern Arizona University employee, you’ll enjoy a high quality of life. Our employees report a work-life balance as part of a vibrant community in an exceptional location.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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583 71
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Our focus on the complete student learning experience is a hallmark of an NAU degree. With a vast array of support services that help students succeed academically, personally, and professionally, NAU is deeply committed to its longstanding tradition of individual growth and development.

Housing services

Our campus is lively year round, which means you’ll have your pick of countless adventures. Four distinct, stunning seasons and a ton of options to live, play, and work on campus enrich your NAU experience and ensure these years will be some of the best of your life.

Library services

Cline Library is devoted to providing a physical environment for intellectual discovery, collaborative research projects, and computing.

ICT services

Information Technology Services operates and maintains information technology and telecommunications services in support of the Northern Arizona University mission and goals. Services include academic support, administrative systems support, student services, telecommunications, and faculty and staff support and training.

Medical services

Safety is a top priority at Northern Arizona University, where a number of dedicated resources and services contribute to a safe learning environment.

Student Life

Campus life

Finding your perfect fit is important. That’s why we offer a variety of dynamic residence halls, including:

  • Residential colleges (freshmen)
  • Upper division housing (sophomores, juniors and seniors)

Sports facilities

Our recreation center and aquatic center facilities are loaded with features, including:

  • an indoor jogging track
  • a 38-foot climbing wall
  • multipurpose gym and weight room
  • five volleyball courts
  • a cardio theater with up to 16 screens
  • four basketball courts
  • six racquetball courts
  • olympic-size pool

Student clubs

  • Abla Yala University Association
  • Allen Hall Community Council
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • Alpha Omicron Pi


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.

Student Reviews

Great program of communication studies!
Kiril Kirkov rated 5 out of 5 stars

This program is research oriented and completely supportive to personal project ideas and fieldwork!

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The professors in the mathematics department really care about their students success, and are extremely helpful.

A diamond in the rough
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved how many resources the university provided me with. There was always somewhere to go for help, however, resources like counseling and the gym were always overcrowded and hard to get a hold of. Parking was probably the worst thing at NAU, as the current president is trying to hard to expand the school when there is simply not enough room to grow. The president is...

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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