International Students

Join Northcentral University’s international community of scholars.

Join Northcentral University’s International Community of Scholars.

Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy.

NCU utilizes a one-to-one learning model—one student is paired with a professor in each course—to create a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience.

Northcentral is a great choice for the independent, self-motivated international student who seeks a premier graduate degree from a regionally accredited American university but without the requirement of residency in the U.S.

In fact, you don’t need to travel to the U.S. to gain your advanced degree from NCU because you engage with your professors 100% online!
At NCU, we value diversity of thought and action as a strength that allows our academic community to transcend organizational and geographical boundaries. We invite you to join us.

NCU Offers International Students:

Unparalleled flexibility – Pursuing your education shouldn’t disrupt your schedule.

  • Weekly course starts
  • Courses between 8 and 12 weeks
  • 100% online coursework
  • No residency requirements

Premier – All courses are taught by our experienced, all-doctoral professors.

  • Regionally accredited
  • Focused on advanced degrees
  • One-to-one learning approach
  • Class size of one
  • Teaching through feedback

Tailored to you – NCU was designed for self-starters like you.

  • No group projects
  • No group class times to consider
  • You determine your studying schedule
  • It’s just you and your professor in the “classroom”

We Welcome International Students

If you live outside the United States, are not a U.S. citizen or earned your previous degree at a college or university outside the U.S., you are considered an international student as defined by NCU admissions.

Northcentral University requires all international students to have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree for acceptance to a master’s program and the equivalent of a U.S. master’s degree for a doctoral program.

NCU will establish the equivalency with an evaluation of your transcript. You will submit an unofficial copy of your transcript to an Admissions Advisor for evaluation.

If you have not previously been taught in English you may be required to pass an English proficiency examination (TOEFL / IELTS).
To learn more about gaining your master’s, applied doctorate or PhD from NCU, we invite you to do so by starting the process here. Fill out our International Student Welcome Survey at the bottom of the page.

After submission of your survey, an NCU Admissions Advisor will contact you to take your application over the phone.

NCU’s Programs, Tuition and Fees

Northcentral University offers a breadth of programs across three schools. We also pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. Currently, items not directly related to your program are not included in the cost per course rates (reflected in the drop-down menus below).

School of Business and Technology Management

School of Education

School of Psychology

School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Non-Degree

Northcentral University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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