Northcentral University

Northcentral University: Online Graduate Education at a Higher Degree

Northcentral University was founded to provide working professionals with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education. As a regionally accredited, online university, NCU offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and graduate certificates through its Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. NCU utilizes a one-to-one teaching model—one student is paired with a faculty member in each course— to create a more personalized, mentoring experience for students. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees and our doctoral programs do not have residency requirements.

Doctoral

When you decide to pursue your doctorate at Northcentral University, you are joining an international community of scholars committed to academic excellence. As one of the leading graduate-focused, regionally accredited, online universities in the U.S., Northcentral is ideal for students and working professionals-like you-who are looking for a quality online doctoral program that does not require a residency and that fits seamlessly into your busy schedule. Northcentral provides both PhD and applied doctoral programs in business administration, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy, along with a dedicated support system to help guide you toward graduation and help you make a successful transition from doctoral student to independent scholar.

Master's

Northcentral University offers online master's degree programs in business administration, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy that can help you develop the skills and knowledge to lead others within your organization and make a positive difference in your field. In NCU's master's degree programs, you will apply leadership principles in your field to real-world problems and case studies. You will also work one-to-one with a member of our highly credentialed faculty. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees and bring a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to the online classroom. With career-relevant specializations to choose from and accelerated track options to keep you on schedule to reach your goals even faster, Northcentral University provides you with the quality and flexibility you need to advance your education and achieve your personal and professional goals.

School of Business and Technology Management

In today's competitive global marketplace, business professionals are constantly called upon to prove they have the ability to help their organization run more efficiently and effectively no matter their field or area of expertise. NCU's School of Business and Technology Management has adopted a similar results-oriented approach, delivering rigorous online doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs to help you develop the business acumen that companies, employees, investors and clients demand.

School of Education

The field of education is always changing, which means today's educators are challenged to commit to the lifelong pursuit of learning. NCU's School of Education is dedicated to creating relevant learning experiences for educators and administrators like you through accessible, online courses that are immediately applicable to your career. Our doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs in education are centered on improving teaching, learning, research, and leadership contributions throughout all levels of education.

School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Becoming a marriage and family therapist is more than just a job—it's about helping individuals, couples and families navigate the natural stressors and unexpected challenges of life to come out better and stronger than before. If you're interested in advancing in or joining this rewarding field, Northcentral University's School of Marriage and Family Sciences provides online Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) doctoral, master's and certificate programs that may work for you. While the coursework component of our MFT degree programs is delivered online, you will receive invaluable face-to-face client interaction through practicums and internships in your local community under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor.

WHY NORTHCENTRAL?
  • Regionally accredited
  • One-to-one teaching model
  • No physical residency
  • All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees
  • Applied experiential learning
  • Weekly course starts
  • Competitive tuition
MISSION

Northcentral University educates professionals throughout the world and provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree. Northcentral mentors students one-to-one with highly credentialed faculty via advanced delivery modalities. Northcentral commits to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

VISION

Northcentral University is a premier online graduate university and a global leader in providing unprecedented access to U.S. regionally accredited higher education.

VALUES: I.D.E.A.'s Founded on INTEGRITY

We hold all members of our community to the highest ethical standards of professional and academic conduct and the rules and regulations of U.S. higher education.

Innovation: We envision new and innovative education delivery systems, and support proven concepts of teaching and learning. We encourage our community to seek solutions to educational challenges that will improve the quality of our programs and services.

Diversity: We value diversity of thought and action as a strength that allows our community to transcend organizational and geographical boundaries. We expect members of our community to treat people with respect and dignity.

Excellence: Our community is committed to excellence in academics and service. We value leadership and strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. We define and measure outcomes and take action to ensure that our community's passion for excellence is never compromised.

Accountability: We are deeply committed to holding each member of the University responsible for their scholarly and professional work. We expect financial responsibility in the actions of our students and University team.

Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 1.510.748.9001, www.wascsenior.org For program disclosures, visit http://www.ncu.edu/program-disclosures.

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATIONS AND APPROVALS
• In addition to regional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), NCU's degree programs in the School of Business and Technology Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). NCU was the first accredited online university to feature an ACBSP accredited business school..
Business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas, 66211, 913-339-9356.


The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree program at NCU is the first distance-based program to receive the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education's (COAMFTE) coveted programmatic accreditation, ensuring that the University's program aligns with national accreditation standards.
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Northcentral University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808.


The Master of Education (MEd) PK-12 program at NCU has received initial five-year accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). TEAC accreditation certifies that Northcentral University has provided evidence that its MEd program adheres to TEAC's quality principles and will support educational leadership for today's PK-12 teachers through courses that are current and relevant to the field.

The Northcentral University Master of Education Program, which is designed to prepare professional educators to become effective leaders, reflective practitioners and successful communicators within the diverse field of education, centering on improving teaching, learning, research and leadership contributions throughout PK-12 Education, is granted Initial Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from 2013-2018.


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Northcentral University's Bachelor and Master of Business Administration/Human Resource Specialization fully aligns with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Northcentral University is recognized as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) at the Global Provider Enrollment Level by Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

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