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Graduate College. nau.edu/ gradcol. Welcome to NAU!. Get Connected: Graduate College Facebook: www.facebook.com/naugradcollege Graduate Student Facebook: “NAU Grad Students” Graduate College Events: www.nau.edu/graduateevents Graduate Student Government: www.nau.edu/gsg

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  1. Graduate College nau.edu/gradcol

  2. Welcome to NAU! Get Connected: Graduate College Facebook: www.facebook.com/naugradcollege Graduate Student Facebook: “NAU Grad Students” Graduate College Events: www.nau.edu/graduateevents Graduate Student Government: www.nau.edu/gsg Graduate Student Government Facebook: www.facebook.com/naugsg

  3. Our Graduate Students report: They received exceptional mentorship and professional partnerships 87% of Graduate Alumni said they would recommend NAU to someone considering their field of study. 83% of Graduate Alumni stated they were satisfied with their graduate work as preparation for their current positions. 89% of Graduate Alumni reported that if they had to do it all over, they would enroll at NAU again. NAU ranks among top institutions in the nation for minority students earning degrees.

  4. The Graduate College – What do we do? • Formal admissions to the university • Tuition waivers and assistantships • Academic success, monitor degree progress, process petitions • Thesis and dissertation policy and process • Graduate policies and procedures • Graduation applications, Graduate commencement Nau.edu/gradcol

  5. Graduate Education at NAU • Graduate education is conveniently offered through: • Flagstaff Mountain Main Campus • Extended Campuses (online, statewide campuses) • Graduate Degrees • 13 doctoral degrees • Over 50 masters degrees • More than 20 graduate certificates Nau.edu/graduateprograms

  6. Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Campus • Flagstaff Campus is the main campus, nestled between the San Francisco Peaks and Coconino National Forest • Thriving arts community • Strong vision of sustainability • Surrounded by natural wonders: Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, San Francisco Peaks • Premiere outdoor excursion location for hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing, camping and more Nau.edu/gradcol

  7. Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Campus FlagstaffArizona.org

  8. Extended Campuses - Statewide and Online • Distance learning education leader since the 1970’s • Students can learn from wherever they live • Extended Campus • Online • 35 statewide campuses for local education • Blended online and campus programs • Over 30 percent of NAU graduates earn their degrees through Extended Campuses Extended.nau.edu

  9. Extended Campuses - Statewide and Online FlagstaffArizona.org Extended.nau.edu

  10. Finding the Right Program - Admissions You should consider the following when investigating your programs of interest: • Admission criteria for each program • GRE, GMAT, or other standardized tests • Are these tests required for your program? • What is the score range of previous successful applicants to your program? • GPA • What was the GPA range of previous successful applicants to your program? • Do you look at major GPA, or cumulative GPA, or both? • Clinicals, Work experience, Internships • Are previous work experience, clinicals, internships, research, etc included as part of the admission criteria? • Do previous successful applicants to the program have any of this experience? • Recommendations • How many letters of recommendation are needed, and from whom? • Start making connections with your previous faculty and let them know you may need a recommendation.

  11. Finding the Right Program - Funding GradSense.org Know your financial future! • Enter your degree type, field of study, and preferred career Results Show • Median debt of students • Starting, median, and expert salary levels in desired career

  12. Finding the Right Program - Funding • Available financial support • Scholarships (departmental, national, program-related, etc) • Does your program offer any scholarship to graduate students? How do you apply? • Are there national scholarships that are available that your department knows about? • What sources of funding have previous graduate students secured? • Tuition Waivers • Are tuition waivers offered in your department? • How do you apply for them? • How are tuition waivers allotted to students each year? Nau.edu/graduatefinancing

  13. Finding the Right Program - Funding • Graduate Assistantships (Teaching, Research, and Service Assistantships) • Does your program offer graduate assistantships? If so, how many, and how do you apply? • At NAU, we offer 10 hour and 20 hour assistantships Graduate Assistantships • Teaching, Research, Service* • 10 hour – 50% tuition remission, stipend • 20 hour – 100% tuition remission, stipend, major medical insurance Teaching and Research Assistantships are given through your department. Service, or Non-Academic Graduate Service Assistant* positions and other types of funding here: Nau.edu/graduatefinancing

  14. Finding the Right Program – Department Questions • Degree Requirements (what does it take to finish the degree) • How many credits/hours is your program? • Is there a core set of courses? Can I create an emphasis? • Is the program thesis track or non-thesis track? • Do you have an opportunity to research, publish, do clinicals, etc. • When do you take my comprehensive exams and what preparation do you need? • Potential for employment • What are graduates doing with the degree? • Are graduates employed in the field or outside of the field? • Are graduates going on to doctoral programs, and where? • Speak with your professors regarding good program matches • Utilize your previous faculty to discuss different programs and whether they would be good matches for your academic and career goals www.nau.edu/graduateprograms

  15. Finding the Right Program - Fit • Geographical Restrictions – where you can and cannot live • Size of city, university • Environment and local amenities FlagstaffArizona.org

  16. Housing in Flagstaff Off Campus Housing • Most graduate students live off campus • See the following sites for housing in our community • Craigslist.org • Azdailysun.com • Myapartmentmap.com • Check Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce for visitor/relocation info • Flagstaffchamber.com

  17. Housing in Flagstaff • Join our Graduate Student Housing Listserv for up-to-date housing info from fellow graduate students and home owners • www.nau.edu/gsg • Click on Grad Life • Click on Housing

  18. Housing in Flagstaff On Campus Housing • Very limited for graduate students • Family Housing is available at NAU • Nau.edu/reslife

  19. Family Resources • Childcare (www.nau.edu/studentlife) • Daycare directory information • Childcare assistance • Campus Health Services (www.nau.edu/campushealth) • Insurance • Variety of options • Major medical included in 20 hour GA positions • Healthcare Needs • Primary and Urgent Care • Radiology • Pharmacy

  20. Helpful Links Graduate Programs – nau.edu/graduateprograms Graduate Events – nau.edu/graduateevents Graduate Financing – nau.edu/graduatefinancing Graduate International Student Info – nau.edu/graduateinternational Student Resources– nau.edu/graduateresources Request Info – nau.edu/graduateinfo Campus Visit – nau.edu/graduatevisit Apply Now – nau.edu/graduateapply NAU Extended Campuses – extended.nau.edu Graduate College Homepage – nau.edu/gradcol Graduate Student Government – nau.edu/gsg

  21. Questions David Spivey Associate Director Graduate College David.Spivey@nau.edu 928-523-6263 Box 4125 624 S. Knoles Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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