Graduation 2017 Wrap-Up

Congratulations to the 2017 Northcentral University Graduates

Northcentral University honored its 2017 graduates with a day of celebration at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona on July 8, 2017. This year’s graduating class included 1,885 graduates—more than 500 of whom flew from around the world to attend the ceremonies in Arizona.

In his welcoming speech, NCU President George Burnett quoted Nelson Mandela in what was the weekend’s overwhelming theme: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Introducing NCU’s new Schools of Technology and Health Sciences

Northcentral University constantly monitors market trends and in-demand careers to ensure we offer our students current and relevant degree programs.  It is in this spirit of innovation that we are pleased to share some exciting news.

Dissertation Tips from NCU Graduates

Writing a dissertation can be the most intimidating but the most rewarding part of a doctoral or PhD program. The journey to completion can be long and arduous, filled with challenges. Two Northcentral University PhD graduates offer a few tips for writing your dissertation and how they developed basic study tips to help them not only survive, but thrive throughout the process.

Getting to Know Normajean Cefarelli, PhD, LMFT

2017 Dissertation of the Year

Northcentral University recognizes the scholarly achievements of its doctoral students by honoring annually an outstanding dissertation for the University.

Renee Squier, PhD, CAPT, USN

Hiring for Performance and Retention: Examining the Relationship between Cognitive Fit and Employee Turnover in the U.S. Navy

2017 Alumni of the Year

Northcentral University recognizes its alumni contributions by honoring graduates who have imparted lasting change in their community or organization with their NCU degree.

Jennie De Gagne, PhD in Education with a specialization in education technology management, 2009

Finding Graduation Gifts for PhD and Doctoral Students This Graduation Season

What graduation gift might be right for a PhD or doctoral student? Graduate students spend years of their lives working toward this momentous achievement. Here are some ways to honor those graduating with a higher degree.

Give the Gift of Relaxation

After many years of hard work, offer your graduate the gift of relaxation. A wonderful graduation gift for a PhD or doctoral student might be sending them off for a day at the spa. You can opt for one of the many reputable day spas available nationally, or pick a local favorite wherever your graduate lives.

Trends in Higher Education: NCU Faculty Weigh In

Some of the most prevalent higher education trends in the news today include the use of technology, closer scrutiny on accreditation, great instructor-student cooperation, the need for online options, and a changing student demographic. Northcentral University professors recently sat down and discussed some of the higher education trends they see and how they impact education at NCU.

Why Wait For Fall? Start Your Online Master’s or Doctorate Degree Program Now.

Summer is traditionally a time for vacations. It’s also a great time to consider pursuing your online master’s or online doctorate degree program.

Perhaps you’ve recently completed your degree, or have been considering earning a higher degree. Did you know that you don’t have to wait until the fall to begin your higher degree?

At Northcentral University (NCU), you can begin your online master’s or online PhD degree program every Monday, 52 weeks a year. With no GRE or GMAT tests required, you can start your program when you’re ready.

Understanding the Challenges that Come with Teaching Special Education

Teaching can be challenging at times, but special education teachers may face additional challenges. Understanding the role of special education teachers and the challenges they face can help those in the profession, as well as the students they teach.

Announcing the NCU Make It Happen Scholarship

Have you been considering earning a higher degree? At Northcentral University, we understand that it can sometimes be challenging to make the initial commitment and then continue moving forward in your program. This can be especially true with working professionals who need to balance all of life’s obligations alongside their academic work. So, how can you make it happen?

Setting a goal is only the beginning. You have to follow through if you want to reach the finish line.