Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, masterís and bachelorís degrees in business and technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and masterís degrees in marriage and family therapy. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning modelóone student is paired with a professor in each courseóto create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professorsí real-world experience. NCU professors all hold doctoral degrees, and none of our programs have residency requirements, allowing access to students no matter where they live. Additionally, with the exception of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, all of NCUís programs are delivered 100% online.

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 first graduate-focused, regionally accredited, online universities in the U.S., Northcentral is particularly suited to busy adult students and working professionals, like you, who are looking for an online doctoral degree program that can help you achieve your goals while maintaining your busy schedule. Northcentral provides both PhD and professional doctoral programs in Business, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy, along with a dedicated support system to help guide you toward graduation as you make a successful transition from doctoral student to independent scholar. .

Masterís
Northcentral University offers online masterís degree programs in business, 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 our masterís 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 100% doctoral faculty who share their own knowledge and experiences with you. With exciting 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.


International
Northcentral University: Meeting a Global Need for Quality Online Graduate Education
Northcentral University is a U.S. regionally accredited university with a focus on delivering online Masterís and Doctoral degree programs in business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy to students and working professionals around the world. As an international community of scholars, we value diversity of thought and action as a strength that allows our academic community to rise above organizational and geographic boundaries. Our One-to-One teaching model provides you the opportunity to work individually with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty in each of your courses for a personalized learning experience designed to encourage professional application. With no physical residency requirements, you can be a part of the NCU learning community regardless of your geographic location, as long as you have access to the Internet and fulfill our admissions requirements.

Military
Advance to a Higher Degree with Northcentral University
At Northcentral University, we take tremendous pride in our unique ability to meet the educational needs of active duty military, veterans, reservists, guardsmen and their benefit-eligible family members. We currently serve more than 2,000 current military students, and our online degree programs in business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy, provide an efficient and practical way for you to continue your education wherever military life takes you. This is your opportunity to get ahead, so when the time comes, youíll be ready for the next phase of your careerówhether you remain in the military or transition to the private sector.


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 todayís companies and clients. Northcentralís School of Business and Technology Management offers ACBSP-accredited bachelorís completion, masterís 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. Northcentralís School of Education delivers online bachelorís completion, masterís, 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 weíve 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Northcentral Universityís School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is composed of two departments: Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. The Department of Psychology offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's and post-graduate certificate programs in psychology that emphasize the knowledge, skills, practical application and values that are integral to the field. Delivered with unparalleled flexibility, our 100% online degree and certificate programs emphasize an understanding of human behavior and how the mind works. NCU supports the professional growth of our students, and the coursework emphasizes improving the human condition through research and practice in a variety of professional settings, such as academia, corporations, mental health organizations and research institutions. All courses are taught by professors who hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

The Department of Marriage and Family Sciences offers doctoral, masterís and post-graduate certificate programs in marriage and family therapy. Becoming a marriage and family therapist is more than just a job. Itís about helping individuals, couples and families navigate the natural stressors and unexpected challenges of life. NCU offers the first distance-based MAMFT program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), plus the first and only distance-based PhD in MFT program to be accredited by COAMFTE. With coursework delivered online*, you will also gain experience with face-to-face client interaction through practicums and internships in your local community under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor. Courses are taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

 *Marriage & Family Sciences courses are primarily online, however, practicum/internships/clinical supervision activities include traditional engagement in the communities in which our students live.

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



QUICK FACTS

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Northcentral Universityís Bachelor and Master of Business Administration/Human Resource Specialization fully aligns with SHRMís 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)ģ. {Registered trademark must appear.



MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

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 communityís 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.

 



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Accreditation

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For program disclosures, visit www.ncu.edu/program-disclosures.

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 June 24, 2013 Ė June 24, 2018.This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to TEACís quality principles.

ē In addition to regional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), NCUís Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, DBA and PhD-BA 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.

NCUís Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, DBA and PhD-BA degree 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..

 Northcentral University now offers the first distance-based MAMFT program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COMAFTE), plus the first and only distance-based PhD in MFT program to be accredited by COAMFTE. This coveted programmatic accreditation ensures that the Universityís programs align with national accreditation standards.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University are 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.ē

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 TEACís quality principles and will support educational leadership for todayís 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.


 NCU Locations: Northcentral University has two physical office locations. Our administrative and legal headquarters are located at 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106. NCUís Operations Center is at 8667 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. NCUís administrative and legal headquarters address in San Diego should be used for all official business. This may include legal documents, contracts and any official communications on behalf of the University. NCUís Operations Center address in Scottsdale should be used for all other communications.