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About NCU

Northcentral University was founded in 1996 with the goal of offering higher education to working professionals around the world. With no physical residency requirements and weekly start dates, NCU offers a rigorous, yet flexible academic experience designed to help passionate students achieve their goals.

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Choose from online bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs that work with your schedule.

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Gain expertise in your field from doctoral-prepared faculty who are dedicated to helping you succeed.

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No Residency.

With no GRE/GMAT or residency required, there are no limits to what you can achieve.

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Northcentral Accreditations

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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

Regional accreditation by WSCUC provides assurance to the public, especially prospective students, that an institution has been found to meet WSCUC's clearly stated requirements and criteria and there are reasonable grounds for believing that it will continue to meet them.

Accreditation provides both PUBLIC CERTIFICATION of acceptable institutional quality and an opportunity and incentive for SELF-IMPROVEMENT in the accredited institution.

The process of accreditation provides the accredited institution with an opportunity for critical self-analysis leading to improvement in quality and for consultation and advice from persons from other institutions.

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is the accrediting body for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808. For more information on COAMFTE accreditation, visit their website.

ACBSP

Northcentral's Business Administration programs in the School of Business are accredited by ACBSP. As a leading accreditation association for business education, ACBSP "develops, promotes, and recognizes best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education." The Association emphasizes the importance of "learning how to learn," by balancing teaching and research activities to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and contribute to student learning. Learn more about NCU's assessment process. To learn more about ACBSP Accreditation, visit their website.

International Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE)

Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs are also accredited by the International Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE).  Created as a semi-autonomous body under the auspices of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), IACSTE focuses on the development and implementation of quality standards for programs around the world that provide systemic therapy education and training.