Why Northcentral University?

Unparalleled Flexibility - Built around you.

  • 100% online* so you can pursue your degree anytime, anywhere
  • Weekly course starts to fit your busy schedule
  • No residency requirements and no need to travel to a physical campus
  • No entrance exams

Premier Education - All courses are taught by professors who hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

  • WASC accredited; the same regional accreditation as other prestigious institutions in America
  • One-to-one learning approach where professors focus on you
  • Excellent university resources to support your success now and in the future

Tailored To Busy Professionals - NCU is designed for self-starters like you.

  • No group classes or projects to interfere with your schedule
  • You determine your schedule


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, master's and bachelor's degrees in business, education and psychology, as well as doctoral and master's degrees in marriage and family therapy, technology and health sciences. NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors' 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 NCU's programs are delivered 100% online.

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

Accreditation Information

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.ncahlc.org).

In addition to regional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), NCU's degree programs in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). NCU's Bachelor of Business Administration, MBA, DBA and PhD-BA degree programs in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Northcentral University strives to enable students to make informed choices about their academic program selection by making disclosures to prospective students in a clear, timely, and meaningful way. Visit www.ncu.edu/GE for more information.

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