Northcentral University

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.

WHY NORTHCENTRAL?

  • Regionally accredited
  • One-to-One faculty mentored approach
  • No physical residency requirements
  • Highly credentialed faculty
  • Applied experiential learning
  • Weekly course starts
  • Premier online University serving working professionals around the world
  • Unprecedented access to U.S. regionally accredited online graduate degree programs

Quick Facts


School Name

Northcentral University

City

Prescott Valley

State

Arizona

General Information

Institutional Control

Private

Year Founded:

1996

Academic Calendar

Continuous with Weekly Course Starts

Accreditation:

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

In addition to regional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), most 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’s new PhD-OL and MSOL programs are not yet eligible for ACBSP accreditation until they has been in existence for at least two years and have graduates from the degree programs.  NCU was the first accredited online university to feature an ACBSP accredited business school.

Most 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. NCU’s new PhD-OL and MSOL programs are not yet eligible for ACBSP accreditation until they has been in existence for at least two years and have graduates from the degree programs.

Awards
Student Services

Library – Our online library offers sophisticated searchable databases containing full-text articles and abstracts of leading publications in fields relevant to all degree programs. Plus, interlibrary loans give you access to books and special publications from hundreds of libraries nationwide.

Virtual Bookstore - At our online bookstore, you can locate your course number, order books and course materials, and pay online. Our bookstore also has a large inventory of used books, and we buy back many textbooks when courses are completed.

The Writing Center - At our Writing Center, you can get support materials and writing assistance, including the Northcentral Writing Process, a five-stage approach that helps you master academic writing through focus, development, organization, style and conventions. We also offer the online tutorial service, Smarthinking.

Statistics
Student Body:

The Northcentral University student body is in many ways different from its peers. The Northcentral community tends to be more mature (with 75% falling between the ages of 35-64) and closely split between women and men. A majority of Northcentral students are employed full time, homeowners, married or married with children and increasingly ethnically diverse.

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD-PSY), Post Baccalaureate and Post Master’s Certificates in Psychology, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT), Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy (PhD-MFT), Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT), Post Baccalaureate and Post Master’s Certificates in Marriage and Family Sciences, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD-BA), Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD-OL), Post Baccalaureate and Post Master’s Certificates in Business, Bachelor of Education Degree Completion Program, Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD-ED), Education Specialist Degree (EDS), Post Baccalaureate and Post Master’s Certificates in Education.

Program Listings


Master's/MBA
Doctorate