Founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is a private, independent, co-educational Catholic University with a rich tradition of personalized, career-oriented education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, NDNU is committed to the professional development of its students through experiential learning and one-on-one guidance from a distinguished staff of dedicated professors. NDNU’s online programs are designed for flexibility, accessibility and maximum career impact.
Master of Public Administration
The online Master of Public Administration from NDNU features three career-building concentrations to match your interests and professional goals. This program is for individuals who want to build their career in the non-profit world, including both government and non-government entities:
- Human Resources Management - Ideal for emerging HR leaders or top executives in the public or private sector who want to build a diverse and dynamic workforce with emphasis on cultural synergy, productive labor/management relations, effective recruiting, and more. Students in this concentration will develop the people-management and workforce-development skills to promote positive change and help individuals and teams realize their full potential.
- Public Affairs Administration - For those who seek leadership roles at public agencies, non-profit companies, law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations and other service-oriented companies. Coursework covers administrative law, public policy evaluation, management of diversity in the workforce, plus an elective class related to effective human resource management. Graduates with this concentration can apply what they learn anywhere where there is a need for an effective, caring, and inspiring leader.
- General - This curriculum includes the best of both concentrations by offering students the option to design a custom curriculum from courses in both Public Affairs Administration and Human Resources Management
Master of Science in Management: This dynamic online degree program focuses on managing systems, processes and people in a tech-savvy, modern business world. Curriculum in this program covers topics such as systems-based solutions and strategies, enterprise information management systems, and classic project management theory. All of it is delivered by a distinguished staff of high-tech-oriented professors based in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area.
Master of Science in Computer and Information Science: As businesses increasingly rely on technology to keep information organized, they require customized solutions built specifically for them. Take your software engineering background to a new level by learning how to identify an organization’s needs, design software systems, test them, and successfully implement them through the online MS in Computer and Information Science from Notre Dame de Namur University. The program combines theoretical knowledge in database design, software analysis, object-oriented technology, and other advanced topics with practical skills in project management and QA testing to show you a comprehensive, collaborative process that simulates the way people work in the real world. NDNU is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area to offer a master’s in Computer and Information Science completely online, allowing you to conveniently schedule your studies around your professional and personal life. As a student, you will benefit from our location near the Silicon Valley, the heart of the software industry, and its industry experts and top companies—a fact that gives our instructors, and therefore our online students as well, extraordinary access to brand-new developments and technology. Come to NDNU and earn a degree that offers you technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the technology industry for today and tomorrow.
The costs of higher education can be intimidating, but programs are available to ease the financial burden and help you generate a return on your investment in education as quickly as possible. Please know that the financial aid staff at Notre Dame de Namur is here to assist you in financing your education and understanding your financial options.