Online Learning at North Central College

We pride ourselves on giving personal attention to our students. Our faculty are committed to getting to know their online students and work diligently to foster community within the program. Our online programs are personal, but flexible. They are rigorous and challenging, yet supportive and encouraging. Our online students will not only walk away with a meaningful degree but also a community.


Why should I study online?

Our students have busy schedules that often demand their presence at work events in the evenings and weekends. They may have families and other obligations that make it impossible to commit to 4+hour weekly classes. Online classes offer students the flexibility they need with the rigor and engagement they expect from a graduate program.



Strategies for Online Success

Successful online students carefully manage their time, plan ahead and reach out early and often for assistance when needed. Each course will have different assignments and reading expectations, but there are some things that you will be expected to do in online courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about online courses.

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Equipment and Technology Requirements

Headphones, microphones, webcams, laptop or desktop computers, and everything else you need to be successful in an online master's degree.

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