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North Central introduces Graduate Studies program


North Central University, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has recently announced the formation of its Office of Graduate Studies.

The office was created to provide high value programs, services and resources by continuing its overall institutional standard of academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

"We are excited to announce a new, online Graduate Studies Program that offers Master's level courses in leadership," says Dr. Gordon Anderson, president of North Central. "This is a great addition to the educational ministry of North Central and will help meet the increasing need for quality education today. I am confident that our new students will enjoy the program and will benefit from the educational experience."

North Central will offer online graduate level courses beginning in January of 2013 with the intent of providing a wide variety of certificate and Master's program options in the near future.

"We are pleased to be in partnership with Capital Education, a company with years of successful experience in online educational programming," says Dr. Thomas Burkman, vice president of academic affairs. "Capital Education will help us develop and implement a high quality, online educational experience for our students."

Capital Education will supply a number of services in support of North Central's academic program, including marketing, admissions, student support services, and an online platform that will serve as a virtual campus to the overall program.

Courses will be offered in Strategic Leadership that include: Spiritual Leadership, Global Leadership, Leadership Strategies & Strategic Planning, History and Theory of Organizational Leadership and Interpersonal Management.

"It is our intent to give our students not only a great learning experience through a high-tech delivery platform, we also desire that the students will feel the special atmosphere of North Central through a virtual campus," says Burkman. "We are excited about the launch of this new endeavor."

Dr. Susie Brooks has been hired as the Dean of Graduate Studies and will oversee the implementation of the new program. Brooks comes to North Central with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of online graduate education. She was key in launching the online graduate education program at Bethel University and has an extensive history in higher education.

"I am excited to play a key role in growing our programs to meet the needs of our constituents through quality, Christ-centered, advanced opportunities," says Brooks. The mission of the Graduate Studies Program is a commitment to continuing North Central's institutional standard of academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment that prepares students to fulfill biblical models of leadership.


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