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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

What Is an MPA Degree?

If you’re interested in starting or furthering your career with a government, public service, or a nonprofit organization, chances are you’ve come across the letters “MPA” in your search for information. MPA is a common abbreviation for master’s of public administration, a graduate-level, professional degree considered a top credential for community, government, and nonprofit leaders. …

What’s Digital Forensics? How Cybersleuths Work

Think of the word “forensics” and you’ll probably conjure up images of grisly scenes from TV drama series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. However, there is another world of forensic investigation, where bodies and bloodstain patterns are replaced by more mundane (but equally illustrative to the forensic mind), laptop computers, mobile devices, games consoles, Alexa-style …

Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?

Early childhood education is a term that refers to the period of time from a child’s birth to when they enter kindergarten, according to Dr. Jessica Alvarado, academic program director for the BA in Early Childhood Development at National University. According to  Alvarado, it is an important time in children’s lives because it is when …

What Can I Do With a Behavioral Analysis Degree?

If you’re drawn to a helping profession, one area you may have imagined yourself working is one-on-one with children or adults who are experiencing a mental health challenge. In broad terms, counseling is one field that allows you to do that. Behavior analysis falls into this area. This rapidly growing field focuses on human behavior: …

Hot Careers: Getting A Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree

Protecting data. Organizing information. Keeping employees connected. Today’s workplace relies on technology more than ever before. This also means we rely heavily on the professionals who keep our systems safe and operational. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that, as a whole, the need for computer and information technology (IT) …

Getting a Marketing MBA Online

Think about all the companies and brands you love. You likely know about them because of some form of marketing. And, if you’re loyal to certain brands or stores, they likely know something about you, too. Marketing is a diverse and growing field in itself, and many people interested in pursuing a master of business …

Checklist: How Do I Go Back to School?

It’s funny how the mind works. You might be in the middle of your workday, maybe at a job where you expected to be promoted by now, and suddenly you start thinking about your future. Maybe you’ve been shuffling kids between school and soccer practice and in the back of your mind, you start thinking …

Are Computer Science Jobs in Demand?

If you were to look up the term “computer science” in the dictionary, you’d find a variety of definitions. But, collectively, the definitions coalesce around the concept that computer science is “a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers.” That sounds like a mouthful, but computer science …

Transitioning Out of the Military — Military-Friendly Colleges Online

About 350,000 men and women will leave the military this year. Some will leave on a Friday and want to start working toward a degree on Monday. Others want to take a few classes to supplement what they learned in service, and others just want to figure out what to do next. But for almost …

What Can You Do With an MBA?

Advance in your current position. Increase your earning potential. Stand out from other job candidates. Expand your knowledge and skills. These are all answers to the question, “What can you do with an MBA?” To get more specific, a master’s in business administration (MBA) is a sought-out graduate-level degree in the business community. Many working …