The College of Graduate and Professional Education provides graduate and non-traditional education to our undergraduate and adult NCU students. The college consists of two academic departments: Graduate Education and Professional Education.
The Professional Education department at NCU prepares students for rewarding careers through adult degree completion and the Applied Studies program, a vocational educational partnership with Minneapolis College.
Graduate Education at NCU prepares students for the next level of their careers through practical and academic leadership training for meaningful work in the marketplace and leadership in businesses, churches, and organizations.
Graduate education at North Central
When you enroll in graduate education at NCU, you will have the opportunity to grow as a leader and increase your existing knowledge and skills in ways that will apply immediately to your life and career. Degrees are offered both on-campus and online, and are designed to fit your schedule and student needs.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program will equip you with a deep Scriptural understanding necessary for your success in churches, academics, or further graduate studies.
The M.A. in Biblical Theology degree is offered fully online.
The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program develops effective Christian leaders for vital roles in businesses, churches, and other organizations through a theologically-informed, theoretically-grounded, and practically-applied curriculum.
The MASL degree is offered fully online.
In addition to our traditional 30-credit online and on-campus MASL program, the Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership also offers three fully online 36-credit tracks:
- Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership: Business Administration Leadership
- Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership: Church Leadership
- Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership: Worship Arts Leadership
Professional education offerings
Whether you are looking to come back to college to complete your degree or looking for vocational training in fields such as Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Addiction Counseling or Art, the Professional Education department can help you achieve your academic and personal goals.
North Central University’s Applied Studies program offers dual-degree options in a variety of fields, all in partnership with Minneapolis College. In this program, you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree from North Central and an associate’s degree from Minneapolis College while preparing for a fulfilling career in a high-demand vocational field. You’ll experience all of the benefits of being in the NCU community, including our spiritual atmosphere and vibrant student life, while having access to the career-specific resources of Minneapolis College.
The North Central Pathways program is a degree-completion program focused on students who have been away from North Central for more than 5 years and would like to go back to college. This program works with our Registrar’s office and Deans’ Council to create an efficient, highly discounted way for you to finish your degree.