Explore the career possibilities available with a degree in professional studies. Make a direct impact in your community as you gain real-world expertise in your field. You’ll network with other professionals and experience a dynamic education landscape that prepares you to work in diverse environments nationwide.
The School of Professional Studies at National University provides excellence and quality in the fields of journalism, film, entertainment arts, law, criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration. Discover a degree program that prepares you to meet your personal career goals while inspiring you to serve your community in new and exciting ways.Meet Our Faculty
Choose from our departments below
Journalism, Film and Entertainment Arts
- Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism
- Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design
- Bachelor of Arts in Film Arts
- Minor in Journalism
- Master of Arts in Digital Journalism
- Master of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema Production
- Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting Program
- Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies
- Bachelor of Public Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
- Minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Minor in Business Law
- Minor in Criminal Justice Administration
- Minor in Pre-Law Studies
- Master of Criminal Justice
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Master of Science in Juvenile Justice
- Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate Corporations
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate Criminal Law
- Paralegal Specialist Certificate Litigation
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 150,000 alumni worldwide.
Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.
100+ 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.
Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.
20+ Campus Locations
Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.
As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.
School of Professional Studies
“Our faculty members have years of experience in their fields. That practitioner insight brings their course material to life and gives students tools and expertise they can put into practice right away.”