Programs of Study

The NAU Academic Catalog is the official source for curriculum-related information for all NAU academic programs and courses, for the given Catalog year. For educational and financial reasons, the University reserves the right to change, at any time, any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations, and fees found in this catalog.  

Information in the Academic Catalog is critical to successful program completion and includes relevant curricular policy.  Students are responsible for understanding the Academic Catalog's requirements for their catalog year.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to complete programs of study, please contact us at gradsuccess@nau.edu.

Please contact Kirsten Slaughter-Rice with any questions about programs of study.  If you are a new student with questions about a program, please contact graduate@nau.edu.

Current Program of Study WRGP Program? Type Archives Site Keyword
Teaching Science with Certification (2016-17) MAT-S None Site education, science, teaching
Business Administration (2016-17) WRGP MBA None Site business, mba, administration, business administration
Combined Counseling/School Psychology (2016-17) PHD None Site counseling, psychology, social work, mental health, human resources, therapy, education, college of education, educational psychology, psychology-counseling psychology, counseling psychology, doctor of philosophy
Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Doctorate (2016-17) PHD None Site science, earth, environment, environmental, climate, landscape, sustainability, environmental sustainability, interdisciplinary, planetary systems, engineering, sustainable systems
Indigenous and Tribal Nation Building, Leadership, Management, and Administration Certificate GCERT None Site indigenous, indian, native american, tribe, tribal, nation, building, leader, leadership, manage, management, admin, administration
Astronomy PHD None Site physics, astronomy, planetary science, space science
Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified MED None Site education, special education, mild/moderate, mild, moderate, disabilities
English: Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media MA None Site English, rhetoric, teaching, writing, digital, media
Educational Leadership: Community College Teaching and Learning Certificate GCERT None Site Community College, higher education, teaching, certificate, administration
Psychology MA None Site psychology, clinical, health, general psychology, teaching, education, psychology teaching, psychology education
Anthropology: Sociocultural Research (2015-16) MA None Site
Communication: Documentary Studies MA Site communication, environment, politics, health promotions, media, promotion, public relations, journalism, documentary studies, documentary
Communication, Applied (Archive only) MA Site communication, environment, politics, health promotions, media, promotion, public relations, journalism
Executive Police Leadership Certificate GCERT None Site police, leadership, police leadership, executive police leadership, criminal, justice
Clinical and Translational Science GCERT Site anthropology, clinical, translational, clinical and translational research, science
History MA Site history, southwest, borderlands, environment
Occupational Therapy OTD Site occupational therapy, OT, OTD, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, medical
Mathematics Teaching (Archive Only) MAT Site math, mathematics, teaching
Chemistry and Biochemistry: General MS Site science, chemistry, biochemistry, natural sciences, carcinogenisis, cancer, chemotherapy, biomedical, bioorganic, organic, medical, environment
Chemistry and Biochemistry: Carcinogenesis and Cancer Chemotherapy MS Site science, chemistry, biochemistry, natural sciences, carcinogenisis, cancer, chemotherapy, biomedical, bioorganic, organic, medical, environment
Geospatial Sciences, Applied: Geospatial Technologies PSM MS Site science, geospatial, geospatial sciences, earth sciences, technology, geospatial technologies
Mathematics Teaching Certificate (Archive Only) GCERT Site math, mathematics, education, teaching
Educational Technology: K-12 Teacher MED Site education, technical, educational technology, technology, instructional
Administration: Small Business Administration MADM Site administration, small business, business, small business administration
Administration: Justice Studies MADM Site administration, justice studies, justice
Athletic Training MS Site athletic training
Business Foundations GCERT Site
Nursing Practice, Doctor of DNP Site nurse, nursing, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, nursing practice, nursing teaching, DNP, medical
Special Education MED Site education, special education, cross-categorical, professional, continuing
Statistics MS Site statistics, mathematics
Special Education, Severe/Profound Certified (Archive only) MED Site education, special education, severe, profound, low incidence
Statistics, Applied Certificate GCERT Site statistics, mathematics
Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education with Certification MED Site education, special education, early childhood
Sustainable Communities WRGP MA Site environment, environmental, sustainability, sustainable, sustainable communities, agriculture, food, restoration, community, social, volunteering, action, issues
Women's and Gender Studies Certificate GCERT Site women, gender, women's studies, women and gender, gender studies, diversity
Special Education, Cross-Categorical High Incidence Certified (Archive only) MED Site education, special education, cross-categorical, high incidence
Spanish Education MAT Site Spanish, teaching, education, modern languages
Spanish MAT Site Spanish, teaching, education, modern languages
Sociology, Applied MA Site sociology, social, organization, institution
Secondary Education: Continuing Professional MED Site secondary, education, secondary education, continuing
Secondary Education: Certification MED Site secondary, education, secondary education
Teaching Science with Certification MAT-S Site education, science, teaching
Science Teaching Certificate (Archive only) GCERT Site education, science, teaching
Science Teaching MAST Site science, education, teaching
School Psychology and State Certification EDS Site psychology, teaching, psychology teaching, psychology education, school psychology, counseling, college of education, educational psychology, educational specialist
School Psychology PHD Site psychology, teaching, psychology teaching, psychology education, school psychology, counseling, college of education, educational psychology, doctor of philosophy
Public Management Certificate GCERT Site public management, management, administration, politics, political science, organization, institution, human resources
Public Administration MPA Site public administration, administration, MPA, leadership, management, organization, institution, human resources
Psychology: Teaching of Psychology (Archive Only) MA Site psychology, teaching, education, psychology teaching, psychology education
Psychology: Pre-Doctoral General Psychology (Archive Only) MA Site psychology, general psychology
Psychology: Pre-Doctoral Clinical Health Psychology (thesis) (Archive Only) MA Site psychology, clinical, health
Music: Vocal Performance MM Site music, voice, vocal, vocal performance, singer, opera
Music: Theory MM Site music, music theory, theory and composition
Music: Suzuki Violin/Viola WRGP MM Site music, Suzuki, violin, viola, strings, music teaching
Music: Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music MM Site music, accompanying, accompaniment, chamber music, piano, instrumental ensembles
Music: Performance Certificate GCERT Site music, performance, vocal, instrumental, vocal performance, instrumental performance
Music: Musicology/Ethnomusicology MM Site music, musicology, ethnomusicology, international music
Music: Instrumental Performance MM Site music, performance, instrumental performance, instrumental, instrument
Music: Instrumental Conducting MM Site music, instrumental, instrumental conducting, conducting, symphony conducting, band
Music: Composition MM Site music, composition, music theory, theory and composition, write music
Music: Choral Conducting MM Site music, choral, choral conducting, conducting, choral ensemble
Psychology: Clinical Health Psychology (non-thesis) (Archive Only) MA Site psychology, clinical, health
Positive Behavior Support Certificate WRGP GCERT Site positive behavior support, behavior analysis, PBS, behavior
Political Science: Public Policy PHD Site politics, political science, policy, public policy, organization, institution
Political Science: Non-thesis MA Site politics, political science, environment, policy, Native American, Latino
Political Science: Comparative Politics and International Relations PHD Site politics, political science, comparative politics, international relations, international
Political Science: American Politics and Public Administration PHD Site politics, political science, american politics, public administration, environment, policy, Native American, Latino
Political Science: Thesis MA Site politics, political science, environment, policy, Native American, Latino
Physics, Applied: Teaching College Physics MS Site science, physics, teaching, education, higher education, quantum, chaos, materials, condensed matter
Physics, Applied: Planetary Science Thesis MS Site science, physics, astronomy, planetary science, quantum, chaos, materials, condensed matter
Physics, Applied: General Physics Thesis MS Site science, physics, quantum, chaos, materials, condensed matter
Physics, Applied: General Physics Coursework MS Site science, physics, quantum, chaos, materials, condensed matter
Physician Assistant Studies MPAS Site physician assistant, physician's assistant, PA, MPAS, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, medical, nursing
Physical Therapy DPT Site PT, DPT, physical therapy, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, medical
Nursing: Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate GCERT Site nurse, nursing, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, FNP, family nurse practitioner, medical
Nursing: Generalist WRGP MS Site nurse, nursing, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, medical
Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) MS Site nurse, nursing, health, health sciences, healthcare, health care, FNP, family nurse practitioner, medical
Mathematics: Thesis MS Site math, mathematics
Mathematics: Comprehensive Exam, Community College Concentration MS Site math, mathematics, community college, higher education, teaching, education
Mathematics: Comprehensive Exam MS Site math, mathematics
Mathematics Education WRGP MS Site math, mathematics, teaching, education
Applied Linguistics PHD Site linguistics, corpus, computer-assisted language learning, CALL, testing, second language, literacy, language, grammar, discourse
Interdisciplinary Health Policy Certificate WRGP GCERT Site health, health policy, health sciences
Human Relations WRGP MED Site human relations, education, personnel, behavior, interpersonal, interpersonal communications, college of education, educational psychology, master of education
Geospatial Sciences, Applied: Planning and Recreation MS Site science,geospatial, geospatial sciences, earth sciences, planning, recreation
Geospatial Sciences, Applied: Geospatial Technologies MS Site science, geospatial, geospatial sciences, earth sciences, technology, geospatial technologies
Geospatial Sciences, Applied: Custom MS Site science, geospatial, geospatial sciences, earth sciences
Geology MS Site science, geology, earth science
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate GCERT Site geographic information systems, GIS
Forestry, Master of Science in MS Site forestry, life sciences, forest management
Forestry, Master of WRGP MF Site forestry, life sciences, forest management
Forest Science, Doctorate PHD Site forestry, life sciences, forest management
Ethnic Studies Certificate GCERT Site ethnic studies, race, race relations, ethnicity, multidisciplinary, sociocultural, cultural diversity, diversity
Environmental Sciences and Policy WRGP MS Site science, environment, environmental sciences, environmental policy, policy, sustainability, environmental sustainability, paleoecology, quaternary, law, regulation, water, land, ecology, climate, climate change, resources
English: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate GCERT Site English, teaching, teaching English as a second language, second language, TESL, linguistics
English: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) MA Site English, teaching, teaching English as a second language, second language, TESL, linguistics
English: Secondary Education MA Site English, education, secondary
English: Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing (Archive only) MA Site English, rhetoric, teaching, writing
English: Professional Writing Certificate GCERT Site English, writing, professional writing, technical writing
English: Professional Writing WRGP MA Site English, writing, professional writing, technical writing
English: Literature MA Site English, literature, fiction, theory, criticism
English: General English (Archive only) MA Site English, general, theory, criticism, rhetoric, literature, overview
English: Creative Writing MFA Site English, creative writing, writing, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction
English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate GCERT Site ESL, English as a second language, second language
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (MENG) MENG Site engineering, mechanical, mechanical engineering, mechanics, solid, thermal, fluid
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (MSE) MSE Site engineering, mechanical, design, sustainability, sustainable, systems
Engineering: Environmental Engineering (MSE) MSE Site engineering, environmental, environment, sustainability
Engineering: Environmental Engineering (MENG) MENG Site engineering, environment, environmental, sustainability
Engineering: Electrical Engineering (MSE) MSE Site engineering, electrical
Engineering: Electrical Engineering (MENG) MENG Site engineering, electrical
Engineering: Computer Science (MSE) MSE Site engineering, computer, computer science
Engineering: Computer Science (MENG) MENG Site engineering, computer, computer science
Engineering: Civil Engineering (MSE) MSE Site engineering, civil
Engineering: Civil Engineering (MENG) MENG Site engineering, civil
Elementary Education: Continuing Professional and Reading K-12 MED Site education, elementary, continuing, teaching
Elementary Education: Certification MED Site education, elementary, certification, teaching
Educational Technology Certificate GCERT Site education, technical,educational technology, technology, instructional
Educational Technology: Adult Learning and Training MED Site education, technical, educational technology, technology, instructional
Educational Leadership: Superintendent Certificate GCERT Site education, educational leadership, leadership, school leadership, superintendent, K-12, college of education, graduate certificate
Educational Leadership: Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership (formerly Educational Leadership: School Leadership) WRGP MED Site education, educational leadership, leadership, school leadership, principal, K-12, college of education, instructional, instructional leadership, k12, master of education, instructional leadership k12 school leadership
Educational Leadership: Principal K-12 WRGP MED Site education, educational leadership, leadership, principal, K-12, principal k-12, college of education, master of education
Educational Leadership: Principal Certificate GCERT Site education, educational leadership, leadership, principal, college of education, graduate certificate
Educational Leadership: K-12 WRGP EDD Site education, educational leadership, leadership, K-12, college of education, educational administration emphasis, educational, educational administration, doctor of education
Educational Leadership: Educational Foundations WRGP MED Site education, leadership, educational leadership, foundations, college of education, educational foundations, master of education
Educational Leadership: Community College/Higher Ed (EdD) WRGP EDD Site education, leadership, educational leadership, community college, higher education, college of education, community college/higher education, doctor of education
Educational Leadership: Community College/Higher Ed (MEd) WRGP MED Site education, leadership, educational leadership, community college, higher education, college of education, community college/higher education, master of education
Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Doctorate PHD Site science, earth, environment, environmental, climate, landscape, sustainability, environmental sustainability, interdisciplinary, planetary systems, engineering, sustainable systems
Early Childhood Education MED Site education, early childhood, childhood, teaching
Interdisciplinary Disability Policy and Practice Certificate WRGP GCERT Site disability, disability policy
Curriculum and Instruction: Technology in Education EDD Site education, curriculum, instruction, teaching, technology, educational technology
Curriculum and Instruction: Research EDD Site education, curriculum, instruction, teaching, educational research
Curriculum and Instruction: Higher Education EDD Site education, curriculum, instruction, teaching, higher education
Curriculum and Instruction: Content EDD Site education, curriculum, instruction, teaching
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education Certificate GCERT Site education, special education, diverse, multicultural, college of education, educational specialties, culturally and linguistically diverse, culturally and linguistically diverse special education, graduate certificate, ese
Criminology, Applied MS Site criminology, criminal justice, crime, justice, law, social
Counseling, Student Affairs MED Site counseling, psychology, student affairs, higher education, advising
Counseling, School Counseling MED Site counseling, school, psychology, advising, college of education, educational psychology, counseling-school counseling, school counseling, master of education
Counseling Psychology PHD Site counseling, psychology, social work, mental health, human resources, therapy, education, college of education, educational psychology, psychology-counseling psychology, counseling psychology, doctor of philosophy
Counseling MA Site counseling, social work, mental health, human resources, therapy, therapist, psychology, college of education, educational psychology, counseling, master of arts
Community Planning Certificate WRGP GCERT Site community planning, urban, rural
Communication: Communication Studies MA Site communication, environment, politics, health promotions, media, promotion, public relations, journalism, communication studies
Clinical Speech-Language Pathology MS Site speech, pathology, clinical, audiology
Climate Science and Solutions WRGP MS Site science, environment, environmental sciences, climate, sustainability, climate science, environmental sustainability, climate change, carbon
Chemistry and Biochemistry: Bioorganic and Biomedical MS Site science, chemistry, biochemistry, natural sciences, carcinogenisis, cancer, chemotherapy, biomedical, bioorganic, organic, medical, environment
Career and Technical Education Certificate GCERT Site education, technical education, educational technology, technology, CTE, career, college of education, educational specialties, career and technical education, graduate certificate, cte
Career and Technical Education WRGP MED Site education, technical education, educational technology, technology, CTE, career
Business Administration WRGP MBA Site business, business administration, administration, management, accounting, economics, finance, global, MBA
Biology, Master of Science in MS Site science, biology, life sciences, biological, cellular, molecular, microbiology, genetics, genome, genomics, ecology, physiology, functional morphology, behavior, evolution, disease, medical, environment
Biology, Doctorate PHD Site science, biology, life sciences, biological, cellular, molecular, microbiology, genetics, genome, genomics, ecology, physiology, functional morphology, behavior, evolution, disease, medical, environment
Bilingual and Multicultural Education: English as a Second Language (ESL) WRGP MED Site education, bilingual, multicultural, ESL, second language
Bilingual and Multicultural Education: Bilingual MED Site education, bilingual, multicultural
Autism Spectrum Disorders (School-Based) Certificate WRGP GCERT Site autism spectrum disorder, autism, ASD, disability, college of education, educational specialties, special education, school-based, school based, graduate certificate, ESE
Assistive Technology Certificate WRGP GCERT Site assistive technology, disability, disability resources
Anthropology: Sociocultural Research MA Site anthropology, social, cultural, sociocultural
Anthropology: Linguistics Research MA Site anthropology, linguistics
Anthropology: Archaeology Research MA Site anthropology, archaeology
Anthropology: Applied Sociocultural WRGP MA Site anthropology, social, cultural, sociocultural
Anthropology: Applied Linguistics WRGP MA Site anthropology, linguistics
Anthropology: Applied Archaeology WRGP MA Site anthropology, archaeology
Administration: Public Management WRGP MADM Site administration, public management, management, organization, institution, human resources
Administration: Project Management WRGP MADM Site administration, project management, management
Administration: Professional Writing WRGP MADM Site administration, writing, professional writing, technical writing
Administration: Land Use Planning, GIS Concentration WRGP MADM Site administration, land use, GIS, geographic information system, planning
Administration: Land Use Planning, Community Planning Concentration WRGP MADM Site administration, land use, community planning, planning, urban, rural
Administration: Health Sciences WRGP MADM Site administration, health science, health, management
Administration: Leadership WRGP MADM Site administration, leadership, management
Administration: Custom Emphasis WRGP MADM Site administration, management, leadership
Administration: Construction Management (Archive only) WRGP MADM Site administration, construction, construction management, engineering