Graduate Student

Graduate and Professional Studies

"You always have the opportunity to reinvent yourself and blaze a new trail."

Jim McDermet, MBA, senior vice president, Starbucks

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. 

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Take the next step in your career.

Master's Degree Programs

Our master's degrees will help you lead your profession and challenge you to apply theory into practice.

Practiced Professors

Undivided Faculty Attention

In every master’s program at North Central, you’ll learn from faculty experts who’ve been where you want to go. And with our small class sizes, you’ll get their undivided attention.

Financial Aid

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.

Education Alliance Grant

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

Graduate Assistantships

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


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

Alumni Admission Graduate Scholarship

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

The Big Picture

Flexibility, accomplished faculty, and a support network

Our graduate and professional programs meet your needs as you balance work, life, and school.

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Flexible scheduling

Classes are offered during the evening. Plus, you can get ahead in your studies by taking classes during our three-week D-Term between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Experienced professors

Whether leading a school district, global business unit or team of developers, our instructors have extensive professional expertise to pass on to you.

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Diverse cohorts

We encourage collaboration among our students, which is why you’ll learn in teams across different disciplines just as you do in professional settings.

Campus Resources

We're here to support you! Learn about our campus resources like Oesterle Library, Information Technology, and Center for Student Success.

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