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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.

The Introverted Writer: Benefits of Online Writing Degrees

Your personality type affects your learning style and preferences. For instance, by their very nature, online degrees are an appealing education option for those who may consider themselves more introverted than outgoing. Online learning allows you to set your own pace and find the space that is most conducive to your learning preferences. In addition, …

How to Get a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

More than 19 million Americans ages 12 and up battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Of those, 74% struggled with alcohol and 38% with illicit drug use. One in eight were affected by both. These numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health may be startling, and they aren’t figures anyone wants …

Ask an Expert: Will Psychology Be Replaced by Neuroscience?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we ask psychology professor, Brian Tilley, “Will psychology be replaced by neuroscience?”

Why Get an MBA?

The master’s in business administration (MBA) is a professional graduate degree and is considered by many to be the highest academic credential in the business field. It’s also a desirable qualification for managers and leaders in industries of all kinds: A 2018 poll from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) revealed that 78 percent of …

What Can You Do With a Master’s in Criminal Justice?

A master’s in criminal justice gives you a professional advantage in an increasingly competitive field. National University’s online criminal justice degree prepares you for a range of careers at the more than 18,000 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.   So What Can You Do With a Master’s In Criminal …

Ask an Expert: Can You Get a Bachelor’s Degree Online?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we speak to enrollment counselor Kelly Kephart about online bachelor’s degrees.   If …

Which Computer Science Career Is Right for Me?

Nearly every employee in every company in every industry relies on computer technology in some way. In everyday life, we also depend on digital resources for important (and mundane) tasks, from checking our bank balance while on a morning walk to ordering lunch at a kiosk. With all of this advancing technology comes a greater …

Ask an Expert: How Computer science Has Impacted Games

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we speak to computer science professor, Subra Subramanya, about how computer science has …

What Is a Business Administration Degree?

There aren’t many fields of study that are as diverse as business administration. Professionals with knowledge gained and skills developed in this area will find a wealth of job opportunities. Companies and organizations of all kinds and all sizes rely on people with comprehensive business know-how to keep things running smoothly at every level, from …

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. …