Am I eligible to apply?

We use a holistic approach in giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. We admit on a rolling admission basis, so complete your application for review as early as possible.

Application Deadlines:

  • June 23, 2019 - Fall 2019 (August 19 start)
  • November 22, 2019 - Spring 2020 (January 6 start)
  • February 1, 2020 - Athletic Training deadline for summer 2020 (May 26 start)


Start Your Graduate Application

Start Your Graduate Application

Apply to Online Business Degrees

Apply to Online Leadership Degrees

Apply to Occupational Therapy (for fall 2020)

education applicants

Apply to Education Degrees

international student applicants

Apply as an International Student

Apply to Athletic Training (Available July 1)

Apply to Trauma Certificate

Apply to Professional and Creative Writing

Apply to Liberal Studies


Academic Calendars

The following degrees offer courses in 8-week sessions:

  • Master of Arts in Higher Education
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Professional & Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Sport Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Financial Management
  • Master of Human Resource Management

The following degrees offer courses in 16-week sessions:

  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Instructional Coaching
  • Master of Occupational Therapy


School of Graduate and Professional Studies

North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. We invite you to join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others. 

school of graduate and professional studies