North Central College - Master's Degree

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a private liberal arts college located in downtown Naperville, Illinois, US. The college a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,782, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 64 acres. The school utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar.

  • Average Tuition USD 51,447

School Description

North Central College offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. The College is committed to academic excellence; a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service; a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation; and a caring environment with small classes. From the first graduating class in 1866 to today, North Central College’s alumni have taken their commitment to reform and improve the world far beyond Naperville.

Master Programs

  • Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

    Business Administration, International Business Administration

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA


    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

    Leadership Studies

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

    Liberal Studies

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

    Web and Internet Applications

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 22


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    Established in 1861


    Named a 2016 “Best Midwestern College” and “Green College” by The Princeton Review and A “Military-Friendly School 2015” by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

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        Old Main, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

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          • Testimony
            1989-1993, BA

            An Education Experience that Translates to Life Fulfillment.YYThe size and location of NCC is a great combination for maximizing the College Experience for students. The culture of support for Athletic teams is second to none. Professors know who you are and want you to succeed. You can feel this in their instruction.

          • Testimony
            1993-1998, Bachelor's Degree

            North Central College is a Special Kind of Place!YYI received a quality education and I made lasting relationships with fellow students and staff that continue to this day.

          • Testimony
            1994-1995, MBA

            NCC has been great for me!YI received both Masters of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from North Central. I went to night school both times and it was an excellent experience both times. I really appreciated the support of the education staff and the Graduate programs office. I highly recommend NCC and would consider it again for both my continued education and that of my colleagues!