Northcentral University, NCU, is a regionally accredited, graduate-focused, private, not-for-profit, online university that was founded in 1996. NCU provides working professionals around the world with access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education. NCU’s goal is to channel the brick and mortar methods of higher education into a personalized approach through their one-one mentoring model.
Northcentral is committed to educating professionals worldwide. Their mission is to provide an accessible opportunity for students to earn a degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university. Their values, “I.D.E.A.’s”, include innovation, diversity, excellence and accountability.
Based on data from Fall 2015i, Northcentral University has a total graduate enrollment of 10,861 students and 100% of students are enrolled in distance education. Also, for the years 2014-2015, 57 bachelor’s degrees, 799 master’s degrees, 399 Doctor degrees, and 230 post-graduate certificates were awarded.i Northcentral University is primarily a graduate degree granting university and the number of full-time, first-time undergraduates make up less than 1% of the total student population.
Some prospective NCU students may apply for all applicable federal student aid programs, including Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford loans, Federal PLUS (Parent) loans and Federal Pell Grants.i
Application for NCU programs can be completed online, and an application is valid for one year. Generally, students complete the admissions process and begin their first course within 30 days, and NCU accepts students on a continual basis.
International Transcripts: If English is the second language of a student, an official score demonstrating English proficiency is required for admission.
Military Transcripts: NCU provides special assistance in obtaining transcripts for U.S. military students.
Program Requirements: Each of Northcentral University’s online degree programs and non-degree programs have their own admissions requirements. For example, admission to online MBA programs is based on direct entry which means that individuals with a previously completed bachelor's degree in business from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution may immediately begin the NCU MBA program.
Northcentral maintains a 100% doctoral faculty. There are 87 full-time & 361 Part-time instructional facultyi. Most faculty members have completed their program of study at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the discipline in which they either teach or develop curricula.
Master's of Education (MEd) - Adult Learning and Workplace Education online program is designed for individuals interested in the growing fields of career development, human resource manageme more >
The Master of Business Administration with a General Business specialization from Northcentral University allows students to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit their personal a more >
This forward looking entrepreneurship specialization curriculum takes students beyond the classroom, allowing them to build and test their entrepreneurial ideas in real-world settings. more >
Northcentral University's Accelerated General MBA track provides students with the enhanced knowledge that today's managers need to effectively run successful organizations. more >
With the changing definition of marriage, along with social expectations, marriage and long-term relationships often face challenges that call for the help of a trained third party. more >
Families today experience many emotional challenges throughout their lifecycles, and it can take a broad understanding from a caring counselor to help them overcome. more >
Same-sex couples face many of the same relational issues as heterosexual couples, but the attendant differences can create unique challenges as well. The LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy spe more >
Medical challenges can often overwhelm a family emotionally and the guidance of a trained professional can make the difference. more >
Members of the military and their families are typically strong, but that strength sometimes needs the reinforcement that only a trained counselor can provide. more >
Competition in the business environment continues to escalate and identifying opportunities is critical. more >
The Change and Innovation MBA specialization at NCU is designed to provide you with knowledge of concepts and techniques associated with managing change and innovation. more >
The Corporate Social Responsibility MBA specialization at NCU will help you develop tools for applying socially-responsible principles to current business environments. more >
This specialization prepares Learners to develop and implement effective training in a variety of fields. more >
Students in this specialization will focus on risk management, procurement, monitoring, and multi-project management. more >
Today the Ed.D. has evolved to a terminal degree of choice for educational practitioners. The online Ed.D. more >