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Northcentral University

Northcentral University: Online Graduate Education at a Higher Degree

Northcentral University was founded to provide accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working professionals. As a regionally accredited, online university, NCU serves students worldwide, focusing on Doctoral and Master’s degree programs in the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. NCU utilizes a One-to-One Teaching Model—one student paired with a member of NCU’s 100% doctoral faculty in each course— to create a more personalized education experience for adult students who share a passion for excellence in higher education.

Northcentral University is a regionally accredited university delivering online Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy to working professionals around the world. Advance to a higher degree with NCU and enhance your ability to solve problems, think critically and reflectively, conduct research, and communicate effectively in today’s diverse global environment. Find out what over 9,000 students—and thousands of successful alumni already know—Northcentral University works for working professionals.

School of Business and Technology Management

As a business professional, you need to be at the top of your game. Northcentral University is regionally accredited and delivers online undergraduate and graduate degrees in business to help you gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to become a more effective leader with the business acumen required by today’s companies and clients. Northcentral’s School of Business and Technology Management offers ACBSP-accredited bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in business, with 18 unique specializations that allow you tailor your education to your professional goals.

School of Education

As educators, we all want to see our students succeed. For Northcentral University, that means providing the quality education you need to become a more effective educator, researcher or administrator in your field. Northcentral’s School of Education delivers online bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist and doctoral programs, with focused specializations that allow you tailor your education to your personal and professional interests. We understand that the pedagogy of educating adult learners is unique and has its own concepts and challenges, which is why we’ve adopted a One-to-One teaching model that partners you with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty in each of your courses. This way, you receive personalized attention and feedback, along with the flexibility and support you need to advance your education online and achieve your goals.

School of Psychology

Northcentral University’s School of Psychology offers programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level that are designed to refine your critical thinking, writing and research skills in order to analyze psychological principles and apply them to personal, social and organizational issues. As part of our One-to-One faculty mentored approach to online learning, you will partner with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty for each course to ensure you receive the support and professional feedback necessary to grow within your program, achieve your academic goals, and continue your contributions to your community and profession.

School of Marriage and Family Sciences

If you are interested in joining the rewarding field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Northcentral University’s School of Marriage and Family Sciences can provide you with an online, Marriage and Family Therapy graduate degree to help prepare you to become a competent, ethical and culturally sensitive marriage and family therapist. Our MFT faculty hold doctoral degrees and are practicing therapists who will engage you in a One-to-One process. This process invites professional and personal growth through the development of critical thinking skills, information literacy, important clinical skills, an appreciation of research, a valuing of diversity, and a lifelong commitment to learning and service.


  • Regionally accredited
  • One-to-One faculty mentored approach
  • No physical residency
  • 100% doctoral faculty
  • Applied experiential learning
  • Weekly course starts
  • Every course can be started any week
  • Competitive tuition

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)®.


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.


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


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 Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 1.800.621.7440,

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Active programs and specializations may vary. Please contact NCU for current program and specialization offerings.

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In addition to regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 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.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree program at NCU is the first program with distance education 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.

Program lengths vary by institution

Program outcomes and/or salaries are not guaranteed and vary according to each institutions specific curriculum.

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify

This is separate offer related to furthering your education and employment opportunities are not guaranteed.