National American University

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About National American University

Established in 1941, National American University (NAU) was founded on the vision that everyone has a right to education. NAU is a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering master’s degree programs in technical and professional disciplines. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to 35 locations throughout the United States. NAU offers master’s degree programs in online formats, which provide students increased flexibility to take courses at times convenience to their busy lifestyles.

The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

Relevant real-world experience

Earning your degree is about more than just pursuing your passions. You want an education that will not only help you reach your goals but also prepare you for success as you move up the career ladder. And because we understand education is only as valuable as your instructor— ours bring real-world experience and success to the classroom and your education.

Personal advising to drive your success

After decades of service to our students, we've learned how to help you succeed. That's why our support starts before you enroll—and continues until graduation day. Let a personal advisor help you find the degree program that matches your career goals.

A university built around your busy schedule

Life is busy. We understand. We provide you with options that make sense for your life with online courses that help you develop, foster, and hone your management skills from day one. We also work hard to make sure you get the credit you deserve by accepting up to 13.5 hours of master’s credits earned from other colleges.


Main Start Dates: Spring: April / Summer: July / Fall: October / Winter: January