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Graduate and Professional Studies

Exceed Your Personal Best 

For over 40 years, North Central College graduate students have become ethical and purposeful leaders in local, national, and global contexts. Through our programs you can advance your business career, develop leadership skills, excel in your health profession, increase your appreciation for liberal arts, or be at the forefront of education. Join our community of learners that will help you grow professionally and personally to impact the lives of others.

Have a question? Contact us at or 630-637-5555.

Information Sessions and Visit Opportunities

Join us for an upcoming info session or campus visit opportunity to learn more about our programs!

Virtual Information Sessions

Business Degrees (Business Administration, International Business, Financial Management, Human Resource Management)

  • Join the admission team to learn about the Master of Business Administration, International Business, Financial Management and Human Resource Management degree options.  Hear how you can save up to $5,000 in tuition discounts.  Learn how to launch your degree and start the new year in January 2023.  

Leadership Degrees (Higher Education Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Sports Leadership)

Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing

Master of Athletic Training

Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Campus Visit Opportunities

Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Join the North Central College Master of Occupational Therapy faculty and staff at an upcoming Open House! Click here to register for the below dates:
    • February 20 (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)
    • May 12 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies 

  • Join the North Central College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies faculty and staff at an upcoming Fall Open House! Click here to register for the below dates:
    • November 29 (10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

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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Graduate students may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for up to $20,500 in federal direct loan opportunities annually.

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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 News and Announcements

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.

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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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