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What will I learn?

Gain a trait common to successful managers – understanding people – with a Master of Arts in Human Behavior. You’ll build strong theoretical and empirical base from which to begin to understand the human experience. Get exposure to a wide array of behavioral topics covering personal, social, and organizational issues. The program was developed for students who have specific ambitions in the fields of supervision, management, and administration, but also benefits those undergoing life transitions, seeking personal or career growth, or preparing for doctoral-level study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Synthesize and apply communication theory and practice in real-world situations.

Develop a personal and professional code of ethics based on knowledge and understanding of moral and ethical principles and values.

Assimilate adult development and human sexuality theories and principles into personal and interpersonal growth.

Analyze and apply behavioral and organizational change processes to personal, social, and organizational settings.

Integrate theories of leadership into applied areas of supervision, management, and administration.

Demonstrate multi-cultural awareness and appreciation of human diversity.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (54 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$15,912.00 per year
USD $1,989 per course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month


National University

San Diego Campus,

9388 Lightwave Avenue,



92123, United States

Online/Distance (54 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$15,912.00 per year
USD $1,989 per course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better was achieved, or where a grade point average of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units.

For international students

Four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA or 2.5, or completion of National University’s Foreign Credential Bridge Program.

TOEFL score - 79 (IBT); IELTS score - 6, with no band lower than a 5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 58; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – 5; Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C grade or higher; Certificate of Advanced English with a C grade or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate