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4+1 program

Earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees in 4+1 years

At North Central University, we offer a rigorous five-year option to students who are interested in earning their undergraduate and graduate studies degrees quickly. As an undergraduate senior student, you may enroll in two* 500-level courses in the Masters in Strategic Leadership graduate program that will help you get a head-start on your graduate studies.

*Some undergraduate majors are eligible to enroll in up to three graduate studies courses during the undergraduate senior year.

NCU undergraduate students who are interested in the 4+1 program must meet the minimum requirements of:

  • 90 credit hours accumulated at the time of their first graduate school course
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Interview and approval by the program director

Questions? Fill out the form below to request more information.

To set up an interview with the graduate studies director, contact the Graduate Studies office at 612.343.4184 or