National University

Pursue your degree from National University, and immerse yourself in the energetic and welcoming Southern California lifestyle. With campuses located in sunny San Diego and vibrant Los Angeles, you will find an array of fascinating and diverse people, foods, languages, and activities, right outside your door. 

  • Average Tuition USD 16,848
  • Students 29,786
  • International Students 3%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 33,500
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

Founded in 1971, National University is among the largest private, nonprofit universities in California. National University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business and management, accounting, engineering and computing, health and human services, professional studies, arts and humanities, language and more.

A degree from National University opens the door to a world of opportunity. It’s not just the degree. It’s the degree to which you use it. With a diverse student body, and faculty and advisors committed to your success, you will graduate well-prepared to go fulfill your dreams. 

  • 01One-course-per-month format
  • 02one tuition rate for all students (international/domestic/online)
  • 03study in Southern California

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program academically prepares students for a wide range of accounting-related careers. Some examples include public accounting, corporate accounting, internal auditing, accounting in not-for-profit organizations, and accounting for state and local government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Defense Contract Audit Agency, FBI, CIA, and other agencies. The Master of Accountancy online program is designed for students with little or no previous accounting background who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, but it is not appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Course content is based largely on the published content specifications of the Uniform CPA Exam. 

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    Business Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to prepare students for leadership positions in business and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in an ever-changing business environment. The MBA program imparts the conceptual understanding and application of problem-solving tools contained in basic business disciplines, including accounting, economics, data analysis, finance, management, leadership, and marketing. In addition, students are equipped with the skills needed for effective team-building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving.

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    Business Analytics

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed to prepare students to apply scientific knowledge to Big Data to find practical patterns for decision making. Organizations measure their operations, forecasting, and future strategic plans scientifically through analyzing data in marketing, sales, finances, and supply chain areas.

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    Computer Science

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree program at National University provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills of software engineering, database theory and design, and cloud computing, exposing them to best practice methodologies using a variety of tools and techniques required for solving real-world problems and to be of immediate benefit to the computing industry.

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    Counseling Psychology

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree provides the academic pathway for students who are committed to the practice of professional counseling. The program includes core courses that all MA counseling psychology students must take, and two specialization options, including psychology MFT and LPCC. 

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    Cyber Security and Information Assurance

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 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 online cyber security degree program has a required core and a required specialization, which can be selected from some alternatives. The core is designed to provide a means of supporting the variety of backgrounds (both education and work experience) that those who wish to study this area may bring to the program. The core is also a statement of the knowledge domain that is common to most efforts in this area. The specializations provide for study in particular domains of knowledge within the field - which are also tied to communities of effort within the field.

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    Data Analytics

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Data Analytics graduate program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation for applying statistical methods to solve real-world problems. One goal of this data analytics graduate program is to prepare students for careers in data analytics with a broad knowledge of the application of statistical tools, techniques, and methods, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Another goal is to prepare students for careers with analytical database knowledge, the ability to apply analytical database tools, techniques, and methods, and the ability to design, develop, implement, program, and maintain data marts and data warehouses.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program will provide students with the mathematical and theoretical foundation and hands-on skills required for solving real-world problems in electrical engineering and other related fields. The MSEE degree program provides a balanced approach to studying core topics in electrical engineering along with specializations in wireless communication and computer engineering. Core topics include engineering mathematics, advanced engineering computing, digital signal processing, network systems and security, and engineering economics. In addition to the core topics, students will be able to study a specific specialization such as wireless communication or computer engineering. The wireless communication specialization topics include electromagnetic field theory, communications standards and protocols, and wireless sensor networks. The computer engineering specialization topics include computer architecture, system modeling and simulation, real-time systems, digital image processing, and information storage and retrieval.

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    Engineering Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Engineering Management program (M.S.) is designed to bring the benefits of modern technology and high quality graduate-level instruction to engineers/scientists/technologists interested in furthering their skills in engineering management with specialization in various  areas.

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    Forensic Sciences

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) is a specialized professional degree designed for law enforcement, lab personnel, attorneys, investigators, and other professionals seeking to upgrade their existing skills, as well as individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the forensic sciences, law, law enforcement, private or governmental laboratories, jails and corrections, and the Medical Examiner s Office. The field of forensics focuses on the application of scientific methods to the resolution of legal problems. The master’s in forensic science degree program offers two areas of specialization. Students are required to take one specialization

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    Global Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Global Management is appropriate for students currently or intending to be working in organizations which operate internationally or impacted by international organizations. Through a series of relevant business courses, students are prepared to apply program content to improve decision-making skills to become more effective managers. This program is especially helpful to those who have been or expected to be promoted from more technical fields into management positions. The program integrates many aspects of management to prepare graduates to identify work to be completed and how to engage others in the completion of this work.

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    Healthcare Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a graduate professional degree designed to enhance the practice of healthcare administration/management by preparing students for entry level and middle management roles in healthcare organizations. Healthcare management involves the organization, financing and delivery of services to prevent and treat illness and disease, including programs that serve the public and private sectors at all levels -- local, state, and federal. Faculty members have expertise in diverse fields such as management, economics, law, medicine, public health, planning, sociology, and statistics. They are united by a common commitment to solving problems and developing innovations related to the access, cost, and quality of healthcare.

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    Human Behavior

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts in Human Behavior is designed for people desiring greater knowledge of the behavioral sciences. The degree exposes the student to a wide array of behavioral topics covering personal, social, and organizational issues. The program is intended for students who have specific ambitions in the fields of supervision, management, and administration, but should also appeal to students undergoing life transitions, seeking personal or career growth, or requiring preparation for doctoral-level training.

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    Human Resource Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being fully aligned with its curriculum guidelines. The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management online program provides students with both the critical skills and knowledge required to be effective in this continuously growing domain through case study, experiential learning opportunities, and best practices. The program serves to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a professional to perform in a senior management position or as a consultant to organization leadership on matters of human resource management and organizational change.

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    Information Technology Management

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    Students in this Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) program will learn to develop the skills needed to design, build, and manage IT infrastructures, along with career skills such as project management, software design, database management, cyber security administration, problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. The MSITM program combines a rigorous study of protocols and standards along with hands-on learning activities on state-of-the-art devices, students develop both theoretical and practical skills to help them fill the growing need for Information Technology Management professionals around the world.

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    Management Information System

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS) program is designed to provide students with the requisite management, business, strategic, and technical skills needed to help them apply information systems technology more efficiently and effectively. The MSMIS program’s objective is to close this gap by providing the needed education and career development foundations, including oral, written, and presentation skills; technical skills; people and business skills; and ethics and professionalism, which are integrated throughout its individual courses. The curriculum is designed as a set of interrelated building blocks consisting of foundations, core, integration, and career tracks.

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    Public Administration

    USD 16,848 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for students who want to pursue a career in government management at the federal, state, or local level and nonprofit management. The online MPA degree program is delivered and maintained through designed structured learning objectives within each class, all of which are foundational to the culminating research activity. The public administration graduate program provides a wide range of skills in financial management, budgeting, quantitative methods, urban planning and redevelopment, personnel policies, politics, and grant writing. The focus on continuous improvement of written and oral communication skills through course requirements utilizing case studies, research papers, and oral presentations further strengthen the skills developed and mastered. The requirement to complete research in a Capstone Project further bridges theory and practice.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    • International Student Scholarship for Prospective Students

      The International Student Scholarship is available to prospective international students at National University. Each applicant must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of the first four courses in their academic program ($3,744).

    • International Student Leadership Scholarship for Current International Students

      The International Student Leadership Scholarship is available to international students currently enrolled at National University. Each applicant must demonstrate extraordinary leadership in either academics or community service for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of two courses of their current academic program ($1,872).

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    National University named its College of Education in honor of the contributions of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

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          • Testimony
            , A practical education for the working person.

            BBA and JD - the school that made it possible for me to get undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full time, with hands on instructors who were experienced and working in the fields they taught, teaching us like it is, and not how it might be in theory.

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            , National University Great Fit for Working Adults with Busy Schedules

            National University provided ease of access to classes that fit my busy schedule. Class size and hours were optimum. The academic instruction was provided by individuals with experience in the fields they taught which brought "hands on" real life application of information shared. Excellent choice to further educational goals.

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            , Great flexible platform for college education

            Joined as a foreign student. Very nice streamlined process for admission. Good support given for flexible options, campus jobs etc. The teachers who were professionals from the industry also helped in grooming me to face real life scenarios. Very helpful in overall development, especially when you are new in the country.