National University

National University (NU) is a private, nonprofit university situated in California. NU has its headquarters /main campus in La Jolla, California, United States. NU offers a variety of master's degree programs through its five academic schools.
  • Average Tuition USD 15,000
  • Students 17,097
  • Total Annual Cost USD 30,800
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

National University (NU) offers a range of Master’s Degree programs which cuts across various fields of study. The courses include healthcare, business, education, engineering, law and criminal justice, and homeland security. NU programs are modeled to help students get ahead without disrupting obligations to family or work. The school’s master’s degree programs encourage students to engage in research, collaboration, group processes, and critical thinking to solve real-life problems. This aids students to harness knowledge, not only for personal growth and empowerment but in order to bring a better world and brighter future for themselves and the world at large. NU's large online library is at the disposal of the students along with student academic advising services, veteran services, and career guidance. 


Notable NU's alumni include Isadore Hall III - California State Senator, Lin Junq-tzer - Governor of Taiwan Province, and Erick Thohir - majority owner of two professional soccer teams.

  • 01NU is accredited by WASC - the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • 02Most of the programs offered by NU’s are accredited by recognized accreditation bodies.
  • 03study in Southern California

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program academically prepares students for a wide range of accounting-related careers. Some examples include public accounting, corporate accounting, internal auditing, accounting in not more
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    Business Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to prepare students for leadership positions in business and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organization more
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    Business Analytics

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed to prepare students to apply scientific knowledge to Big Data to find practical patterns for decision making. Organizations measure their operations, forecasting, more
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    Computer Science

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree program at National University provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills of software engineering, database theory and desig more
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    Counseling Psychology

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree provides the academic pathway for students who are committed to the practice of professional counseling. The program includes core courses that all MA counseling psycho more
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    Cyber Security and Information Assurance

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is a professional degree for those who endeavor through technical and managerial measures to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity more
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    Data Analytics

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Data Analytics graduate program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation for applying statistical methods to solve real-world problems. One goal of this data analytics gra more
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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program will provide students with the mathematical and theoretical foundation and hands-on skills required for solving real-world problems in electrical engineerin more
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    Engineering Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Engineering Management program (M.S.) is designed to bring the benefits of modern technology and high quality graduate-level instruction to engineers/scientists/technologists interested in furth more
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    Forensic Sciences

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) is a specialized professional degree designed for law enforcement, lab personnel, attorneys, investigators, and other professionals seeking to upgrade their existing skills, as well more
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    Global Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Global Management is appropriate for students currently or intending to be working in organizations which operate internationally or impacted by international organizations. Through a series of relevant b more
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    Healthcare Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a graduate professional degree designed to enhance the practice of healthcare administration/management by preparing students for entry level and middle management roles more
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    Human Behavior

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts in Human Behavior is designed for people desiring greater knowledge of the behavioral sciences. The degree exposes the student to a wide array of behavioral topics covering personal, social, and organ more
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    Human Resource Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with its curriculum guidelines. The Master of Arts in Human Resource more
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    Information Technology Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    Students in this Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) program will learn to develop the skills needed to design, build, and manage IT infrastructures, along with career skills such as project m more
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    Management Information System

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program is designed to provide students with the requisite management, business, strategic, and technical skills needed to help them apply information syst more
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    Public Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for students who want to pursue a career in government management at the federal, state, or local level and nonprofit management. The online MPA degree program is de more

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    As a non-profit institution, NU tries to provide a lot of scholarship opportunities to its students. The scholarships are offered to students based on financial need, meaning that it's only offered to students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged. The awards are meant to supplement and not replace the entire tuition fees of the students. Master's degree students are advised to request assistance in applying for scholarships and grants from the admission advisors and financial aid advisors.
    • International Student Scholarship for Prospective Students

      The International Student Scholarship is available to prospective international students at National University. Each applicant must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of the first four courses in their academic program ($3,744).

    • International Student Leadership Scholarship for Current International Students

      The International Student Leadership Scholarship is available to international students currently enrolled at National University. Each applicant must demonstrate extraordinary leadership in either academics or community service for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of two courses of their current academic program ($1,872).

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    Established in 1971

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    *Students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam. These tests are NO

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    9388 Lightwave Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, USA

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      • Testimony
        , A practical education for the working person.

        BBA and JD - the school that made it possible for me to get undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full time, with hands on instructors who were experienced and working in the fields they taught, teaching us like it is, and not how it might be in theory.

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        , National University Great Fit for Working Adults with Busy Schedules

        National University provided ease of access to classes that fit my busy schedule. Class size and hours were optimum. The academic instruction was provided by individuals with experience in the fields they taught which brought "hands on" real life application of information shared. Excellent choice to further educational goals.

      • Testimony
        , Great flexible platform for college education

        Joined as a foreign student. Very nice streamlined process for admission. Good support given for flexible options, campus jobs etc. The teachers who were professionals from the industry also helped in grooming me to face real life scenarios. Very helpful in overall development, especially when you are new in the country.