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Online Master’s Degree Programs

Earning a master’s degree from National University will not only enhance your skills, it can take your career even further, giving you a competitive edge in the workplace. For 50 years, NU has provided affordable education for adult learners who are serious about achieving their goals. Invest in your future with National University, and become one of our 190,000 proud alumni. Discover which program is best for you and get started as soon as next month.

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Featured Master’s Degree Programs

1. Master of Science in Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a professional degree for those who endeavor through technical and managerial measures to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, control, availability and utility of the world’s computing and information systems infrastructure. The program has a required core and a required specialization which can be selected from some alternatives.

2. Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

This online Master’s of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree program prepares students with the course work required for understanding the role of an applied behavior analyst. The curriculum includes a 10 course sequence, of which eight courses are verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. This coursework, along with the additional 2000 hours of approved supervision, allows a student to be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam. Behavior analysts provide services to individuals, families, group homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospitals, industrial and business settings, and other agencies working with individuals who require intensive behavioral training and/or consultation.

3. Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health program emphasizes the application of broad-based, state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative skills needed for problem-solving. Special attention is given to enhancement of communication skills needed to work with diverse populations. Ideal candidates for the MPH program are those students looking for career advancement within the public health sector; and those looking for career transition into public health from other health professions.

Graduates will enhance their professional growth and job placement opportunities through carefully planned internships and a comprehensive capstone experience. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

4. Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree provides the academic pathway for students who are committed to the practice of professional counseling. All students must complete the course work in Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) during their program. The MFT sequence emphasizes marriage and family therapy and is designed for students who are committed to the practice of individual, couples, family, adolescent, and child psychotherapy. This coursework meets the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License mandated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the state of California.

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Is a Master’s Degree Worth It?

Earning your online master’s degree from NU will give you the tools and knowledge you need to make an impact in your community and reach your career goals. The depth of understanding you’ll gain in a master’s program will help you become a leader in your field, and the skills you’ll learn will give you an edge in the job market. Some of the benefits of earning your master’s degree include:

Increasing Your Earnings Potential

Earning your degree can pave the way for more rewarding, lucrative career opportunities. Many highly specialized or trade-based industries require a master’s degree.

Access to Greater Job Opportunities

Earning your master’s degree from NU will give you the tools and knowledge you need to make an impact in your community and reach your career goals. The depth of understanding you’ll gain in a master’s program will help you become a leader in your field, and the skills you’ll learn will give you an edge in the job market.

Here are just a few of our top master’s programs:

Lead transformational change in your school community with our Master of Arts in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, the only dedicated SEL master’s program in the country. This program immerses you in every aspect of SEL, enabling you to become an expert in the field and leader in promoting intersectionality and SEL in your school community.

Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is hands-on and career-focused, giving you opportunities to apply your learning to real-world scenarios. Core courses are designed to support you, no matter what education or professional background you may bring to the program.

Learn Industry-Specific Skillsets

When you enhance your skills and take your career further by earning your master’s degree at NU you can immerse yourself in career-driven degree programs that help you reach your goals — one course and one month at a time.

Networking With Others

One of the benefits of earning an online bachelor’s degree with National University is that it provides ample opportunity for networking. NU has a 50+ year history, and in that time we have amassed an alumni network of 190,000—and growing!

Regional Accreditation

Accreditation ensures universities have been properly evaluated and validated by education authorities. National University is proud to be regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Why Choose NU for Your Graduate Degree Journey

Through our holistic, whole-human approach to education, we offer the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to reach your educational and professional goals.

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“Pursuing my master’s degree was no easy task, but it helps make an impact not only in my day-to-day life, but on those around me.”
– Wendy G., Class of 2022

Master’s Degrees FAQ

Yes, many of our master’s programs can be completed 100% online. Find the program that’s right for you here.

National University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University
Commission (WSCUC). In addition, NU is:

  • Accredited by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for educator preparation programs
  • Approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CDE) for the Master of Science in Cyber security
  • Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies, and Paralegal Specialist Certificates
  • Accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) for the Master of Public Health
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for National University’s business programs
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for the Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
  • Approved by the Nevada State Department of Education
  • Certified by the Society of Human Resource Management for the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • Approved by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) for the Professional Certificate in Marine Technology
  • Approved by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) for the Associate of Science in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

The number may vary by program, but NU Master’s programs generally require 45 quarter hours of graduate work.

National University is a private, nonproof institution that is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Accreditation ensures our university meets the highest standards of quality in education. Visit our accreditations page to learn more.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that adults with Master’s degrees earn an average of $12,000 more than those with bachelor’s degrees. Actual salaries vary by industry.

Many of our programs can be completed in as little as 10 months.

Our goal is to make transferring to NU as seamless as possible, whether you’re coming from a community college or have credits from another university. NU has articulation agreements with more than 116 community colleges, and we offer financial aid and scholarship opportunities, including the CCC-ADT transfer scholarship and the Transfer to Success Scholarship (available to those who qualify). As a Yellow Ribbon school, we also offer tuition discounts for military personnel and their dependents. Contact an experienced admissions advisor today to learn more about transferring to NU.

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