University of New Orleans - Master's Degree

The University of New Orleans offers programs through the Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Urban and Public Affairs, and the Metropolitan College. Its 195-acre campus is located in a residential section of New Orleans.

  • Average Tuition USD 36,033

School Description

State Senator Theodore M. Hickey of New Orleans in 1956 authored the act which established the University of New Orleans. At the time New Orleans was the largest metropolitan area in the United States without a public university though it had several private universities, such as Tulane, Loyola, and Dillard. The institution was originally named Louisiana State University in New Orleans or LSUNO but renamed in 1973. The UNO University Ballroom was named in Hickey's honor late in 2014, more than two decades after his death.

Master Programs

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    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    Business Administration

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Computer Science

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

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    Engineering Management

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

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    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Fine Arts

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Health Administration

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Performing Arts

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Public Affairs

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

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    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    A program that prepares individuals to provide tax advice and management services to individuals and corporations. Includes instruction in tax law and regulations, tax record systems, individual and corporate income taxation, tax planning, partnerships and fiduciary relationships, estates and trusts, property depreciation, capital gains and losses, dispositions, transfers, liquidity, valuation, and applications to specific tax problems.

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    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 701
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    US News (National) 231


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          • Testimony
            1994-1998, Bachelor's degree

            UNO was a very challenging education, and I appreciated that. I had attended LSU as well, but it was at UNO that I really felt I got the most out of academically. It was a commuter school, but we found ways to make it all our own. I loved having every bit of the New Orleans culture (including flash floods with water to your knees on campus) embedded into my education. I have pride in receiving my degree from such a worthy institution.

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            1973-1978, BSEE

            I received a BSEE degree from UNO in 1978 and launched into the explosive semiconductor chip business starting with Texas Instruments (1978 - 1987) and then to the West Coast with Cypress Semiconductor (1978-2013). I was well prepared with the fundamental EE skills and was then able to ride the semiconductor chip business tsunami wave for 3 1/2 decades very successfully. UNO was a foundational pillar for my eventual success. My education @ UNO was relaxed and intimate (the engineering school was not that big at the time). One on one time with high quality professors and a good peer group to interact with made my UNO days a highlight of my life. I also enjoyed playing in the UNO Jazz Band which enabled my sideline business of being a Jazz Musician (Saxophone) playing in may many venues in New Orleans and funding my college education. If I had to do it all over again - I would choose the UNO experience again in a heartbeat.

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            2006-2012, Bachelor of Art

            I recently graduated from UNO in 2012 with a BA in English. I now work in journalism (a testament to what you can do with a degree from there). The learning curve took a bit of adjusting for me coming out of high school but after a while I learned how things go. The classes can be demanding but it's worth it. Social life is a bit lacking sometimes but you will always find interesting piece who share the same interests and passions as you. Very affordable to compared to other schools. Recommended.