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Internship experience elevated NCU alumni’s education

Earning a graduate degree can be one way to gain not only knowledge, but real-world experience in your field. For Selena Marshall, who recently graduated with her Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, this was exactly the case thanks to her internship experience.

Fight Mental Illness Stigma for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is a problem faced by millions of Americans. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018. This adds up to 47.6 million people, or 1 in 5 adults.

Graduate receives surprise visit from inspiring professor

An online education doesn’t have to be isolating, especially with NCU’s unique learning model which focuses on one-to-one learning and mentorship. Benita Joy, who recently graduated with her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, spoke with us about her experience as an NCU student. One of the highlights of her time at NCU was the relationship she developed with her professors.

Overcoming the challenges of college as a working professional

More people are making the decision to go to grad school, in fact, current statistics from the United States Census Bureau show that the number of people with master’s degrees has doubled since 2000. The number of people with doctoral degrees has more than doubled, highlighting a strong trend toward obtaining graduate degrees.

NCU Announces July Thrive Scholarship Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of our July Thrive Scholarship. We have two full-tuition scholarship recipients and four $20,000 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to all!

Heather Jenkins Full-Tuition Scholarship Recipient 
Degree Program:  Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Learning and Workforce Education

Exploring the Master of Legal Studies degree program

There is a lot of interest and curiosity about the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program, which is understandable given the versatility of this area of study. Common questions range from wondering if the Master of Legal Studies is worth it, to curiosity about what the program covers and what students can do with an MLS degree once they graduate.

Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni, Dr. Liza Janette Peña

Dr. Peña earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting from Northcentral University in 2018.  She obtained her master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in communications from Texas A&M International University

Dr. Peña shares why she chose to go back to school, her reasons for selecting NCU and her future plans to continue her education. 

Why did you decide to go back to school?

Career Spotlight: Computer and Information and Technology Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment within the field of computer and information technology is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026. This trend, along with the popularity of IT related careers, has students seeking out technology focused degrees.

Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni, Dr. Tricia McPheron

Dr. Tricia McPheron, a 2019 NCU graduate who earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership celebrates her 20th year in education. As the principal of Coopersville Middle School, Dr. McPheron taught for 14 years and served an additional five years as a Middle School Dean of Students/Assistant Principal in a local school district.

Side Gigs for Grad Students

Education has the power to help transform your life. We see evidence of this everyday as we hear our students’ success stories. Going back to school however, is challenging, especially at the graduate level. Not only does earning a degree take a considerable amount of your time, it also requires a financial commitment.