Professional Studies

Nadia L. - Class of 2020

Prepare for a rewarding career in public service that helps to maintain the standard of living in your own community. Professional Studies programs teach you how to improve society by maintaining and providing excellence and quality in research, public service, law, criminal justice-related fields, and continuing education programs. Gain an analytical outlook that merges theories and practices with resources, budgets, and ethical situations in the public sector. You’ll develop the skills to effectively communicate ideas, work on teams, and collect and analyze data to produce results that matter.

Department Head: Dr. Jack Hamlin

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 240,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.