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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. 

Take 5: Meet NCU’s 2019 Alumni of the Year, Dr. Mike Clumpner

Dr. Mike Clumpner graduated from NCU in 2015 with his PhD in Business Administration, specializing in homeland security policy.

School after 40- Returning to class as a working professional

Education is empowering no matter your age, but going back to school as a working adult comes with a unique set of challenges. For adults in their forties and beyond, returning to class often means balancing the demands of work and family along with navigating new technology. For many, going back to school also means jumping back into the educational system after a long absence.

NCU's Teaching Through Engagement (TTE) model is key to successful online learning

At Northcentral University, we reject the “sage on stage” model of teaching – where a professor stands in the front of the room and lectures. It was never very effective in the traditional classroom, and is disastrous in an online course. Instead, we use a model, unique to NCU, called Teaching Through Engagement (TTE), © where the goal is for our students, faculty, and team members to be actively “engaged” in the University community. It is the model of faculty-student interaction that NCU uses to foster learning in our online environment.

 

Career Spotlight: Health administration

Health administrators play a critical role in the healthcare and medical service industry. Sometimes referred to as medical and health service managers or healthcare executives, those in this role may have a range of titles depending upon the facility or organization’s structure, or the roles area of focus. Regardless of title, health administrators are essential in the effective and seamless operation of medical service providers.

Career Spotlight: Cybersecurity

There are many career paths in cybersecurity, as well as many different roles available within this dynamic field. Regardless of the exact nature of the work, the goal of all cybersecurity professionals is to protect data from compromise, corruption and loss. This work is increasingly important as data continues to fuel business across all industries.

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