University of North Alabama

Introduction

Welcome to the University of North Alabama, where educational excellence thrives in the rich cultural heritage of the Shoals region of Alabama. UNA is an extraordinary place. As the oldest public university in the state, we have a fascinating history and a great story to tell.

If you are a prospective student, we encourage you to let academic criteria guide your choice of a college or university. Does the institution offer the degree program you need? Will the institution nurture you as you pursue your program of study? Will the faculty support you and challenge you to excel? Will the university do its best to keep the cost of education affordable so you can complete your journey and move on to a rewarding career?

At UNA, we answer these questions each day with an emphatic YES! Our faculty and staff are talented professionals who are committed to helping students succeed. The environment is safe and supportive, and the campus is stunningly beautiful. The serenity of our grounds is complemented by the adjacent historic district and vibrant downtown area of Florence --Alabama’s Renaissance City. It is an ideal setting in which to live and study.

With its wonderful people, beautiful campus, and regional charm, UNA is the perfect fit for you, too. We invite you to check out our website, or, better yet, stop by for a visit. You’ll be glad you did.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Education (School Counseling)

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program qualifies students for a variety of counseling positions in the community and meets the coursework requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor status in Alabama. The School Counseling Program prepares students to serve effectively as elementary and secondary school counselors and meets the requirements for School Counselor certification/licensure in Alabama and/or other states. [+]

The Department of Counselor Education offers master's degree programs for students who have completed bachelor's degrees and are preparing themselves for employment as school or clinical mental health counselors. The School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) graduate program in the Department of Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2001 standards and listed on the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) program is accredited by CACREP under the 2009 standards.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program qualifies students for a variety of counseling positions in the community and meets the coursework requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor status in Alabama. The School Counseling Program prepares students to serve effectively as elementary and secondary school counselors and meets the requirements for School Counselor certification/licensure in Alabama and/or other states. Please consult the UNA Graduate Catalog or the Department of Counselor Education for additional information regarding the degree programs in counseling.... [-]


Master of Arts in Public History

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. The curriculum in history and public history provides a sound basis to:

deepen students’ knowledge of history and public history, and to expand their critical thinking skills; provide students with opportunities for extensive fieldwork and collaborative community projects as they complete their coursework, while also providing experience in their chosen area of study through the internship requirement; prepare students for careers in historic preservation and historical administration, including positions in archives, museums, state historic preservation offices, and cultural resource management firms, and for advancement in job preparation and salary for public history professionals. ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Program offers options for both in-class traditional and international graduate students as well as non-traditional working law enforcement professionals through it's online delivery options. In both cases, students will receive a quality educational experience based on critical thinking, analysis, and research. [+]

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) Program offers options for both in-class traditional and international graduate students as well as non-traditional working law enforcement professionals through it's online delivery options. In both cases, students will receive a quality educational experience based on critical thinking, analysis, and research. UNA MSCJ graduates will be well positioned for promotion to positions of greater responsibility within their organizations or new opportunities, as well as continuing advanced study at the Doctorate level and follow on teaching opportunities.

Advisement

Upon admission to the program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will provide continued supervision and guidance.... [-]


Master of Science in Geospatial Science

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies. [+]

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies to prepare students to:

Solve complex environmental, urban, economic and business problems Conduct independent research Develop skills in critical thinking and writing Enter professions requiring knowledge of geospatial methods, analysis, and techniques.

Graduates from the Department of Geography at UNA work in various government, public and private sector jobs throughout the country and overseas. These jobs involve regional and urban planning, environmental research and monitoring, utilities, marketing, management, and field work among many other titles. Some of our graduates continue their studies in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. For the past several years, job and school placement has reached almost 100%.... [-]


Master

Master of Professional Studies

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 USA Florence

The Master of Professional Studies (M.Pr.S) degree is an applied professional program with workforce development, organizational leadership and personal development at the core of its mission. This graduate degree is designed to provide students an accessible, online, and affordable opportunity to achieve their educational and professional objectives. [+]

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STUDENT ADVISING - We are always ready to assist M.Pr.S students with advising and academic planning. Please call 256.765.5003 to set up your consultation.

The Master of Professional Studies (M.Pr.S) degree is an applied professional program with workforce development, organizational leadership and personal development at the core of its mission. This graduate degree is designed to provide students an accessible, online, and affordable opportunity to achieve their educational and professional objectives.

The M.Pr.S degree is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The program is a 33 to 36 credit hour graduate degree program with a thesis or non-thesis option. It is not a graduate certificate program.... [-]


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