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Graduate and Professional Studies


Be Central in Your Career

For over 30 years, North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. So, whether you are looking to advance your business career, develop leadership skills, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education, we invite you to join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others. 


Lead Your Profession

Whether you are enrolled in an online, blended, or residential master's degree, our expert faculty will prepare you to make an impact in your field. We invite you to further your education and grow your skills and knowledge so that you will be ready to practice your profession at an advanced level.

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Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership

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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

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Master of Arts in Sports Leadership

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Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Master of Financial Management

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Master of Human Resources Management

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M.Ed. in Instructional Coaching with Eligibility for Teacher Leader Endorsement

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with Eligibility for Principal Endorsement

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Master of Athletic Training

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Master of Occupational Therapy

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Trauma Informed Educational Practices for Children and Adolescents Certificate Program

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Master’s in Business, Financial Management & Human Resources

100% Online


Online courses, a weekend professional development conference, and specialized degree options are at the core of our three business master's degrees. The residency component allows you to network with peers and participate in seminars. And no GMAT or prerequisites are required.

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Record-setting $3.2M grant from Kern Family Foundation


North Central College has been awarded a $3.2 million grant to develop principals and teachers who foster “cultures of character” in their schools. The grant will provide scholarships to M.Ed. in Educational Leadership students who are underrepresented in administrative ranks or who currently serve underserved communities.

Meet Our Alumni


Our strong alumni community understands the quality of our education. We're proud of our alumni's accomplishments, and they are a testimony of our faculty's deep commitment to develop well-trained professionals in both the theory and practical sides of leadership. 


Financing Your Education

We offer merit- and need-based financial aid, graduate assistant positions, and work study opportunities to help you pay for college. Your life goals are well within reach at North Central.

 

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Education Alliance Grant

Eligible employees from local businesses and school districts can receive 20% off tuition in some of our graduate degrees.

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are designed to provide professional experiences that complement your studies and offer 100% tuition remission. 

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FAFSA

Graduate students may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal direct loan opportunities.

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Alumni Admission Graduate Scholarship

New graduate students who are recommended by an alumnus/alumna of a North Central graduate program can receive a scholarship.



Graduate Student Spotlight

MBA Graduate Student

“It’s been great to use what I am learning in my MBA classes to help run the business and launch a new startup roasting business in the coffee lab.” - Connor McGury '18, M '20

Master of Leadership Studies Graduate Student

"North Central College has given me the opportunity to continue learning about other cultures while providing a support system for international students." -Michelle Weber M '19

MBA Graduate Student

North Central has given me the opportunity to work for the Alumni Engagement Office as their Graduate Assistant. This so far has been a great experience that has allowed me to form new relationships with alumni." -Oscar Garcia '18, M '20


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