Northwestern Accelerated Degree Programs
Northwestern Christian University Accelerated Degree Programs
Understanding the NCU Accelerated Program
NCU University Course Requirements
Northwestern Christian University emphasizes specialized 90-Day accelerated degree programs.
Accelerated 90- Day Programs
For the accelerated bachelor degree programs, a PLA Prior Learning Assessment is required. PLA is not mandatory for Master’s and Doctoral degree programs, but may be completed for 30 added credits. A Thesis is required for all bachelor and master’s degree programs and a dissertation is required for all doctoral degree programs. A GUIDE for preparing your PLA includes the GUIDE for preparing your thesis or dissertation.
“The great benefit of an accelerated degree program, beside the huge savings of both time and money, is that all study is focused on your major only. This concentrated study allows the student to become an expert in the field of their major in as little as 90-days!”
Historically in Europe, the standard has always been that students prove mastery of their subject major, through research and performance of a Thesis or Dissertation. Each Thesis or Dissertation Will focus directly on the course major only, with the goal of mastering subject matter related to the major.
The PLA “Prior Learning Assessment Guide” Appears On the Main Menu and includes your Guide to Preparing Your Thesis or Dissertation is provided On The Main Topics Menu.
Primary Course Majors:
*Course majors are listed and can be selected from the NCU application form.
Accelerated online degree programs allow students to earn B.A., M.A., M.Div.,Th.D., Ph.D. and D.Min. degrees in as little as 90-days in numerous majors. This is possible for Bachelor degree programs through a process involving PLA: Prior Learning Assessment reflecting valuable life and educational experience for a value of up to 90 credits toward your degree. The Bachelor Thesis provides an additional 30 credits allowing a total of 120 credits. *Not everyone has qualified experience to earn PLA credit, but for those who do it can result in saving a tremendous amount of time and expense.
*Master's and Doctorate programs do not require PLA assessment. However, the PLA is an option for additional credit. Only (1) PLA may be utilized. PLA if completed for a Master’s or Doctoral program may reflect valuable life and educational experience earning an additional 30 credits. An additional 30 cr. hrs. is granted for Thesis or Dissertation providing a total of 60 credits.
Today numerous colleges and universities are providing the great benefit of PLA: Prior Learning Assessments to their mature, more experienced students to translate lifetime learning experience into credits to be legitimately applied to degree programs. This translates into huge savings in both time and educational expense. Northwestern is providing this great benefit to all qualified students.
Many accelerated Bachelor programs are available at schools throughout the United States as it has become a popular trend. Master’s by Thesis only and Doctorate by Dissertation only is not a new concept. It is being sued to advantage by thousands of students worldwide.
For some fortunate students, the accelerated bachelor degree program can be completed in just 90-120 days depending on the students prior education, skill set and time management ability. The accelerated Master's and Doctorate degrees can actually be earned in less than 90-Days depending on the student's skill set and time management skills.
The key to our accelerated bachelor program is the PLA; Prior learning Assessment. The PLA format is a tool being used by numerous colleges and universities today. It utilizes a system whereby student's are able to document prior life, military, work and educational experience through organizing a portfolio. This portfolio can then be assessed for appropriate credits which can be applied to an accelerated degree program. Understand that the high credit value attributed to the PLA assessment is most appropriate.
For those who enroll in accelerated online Master's and Doctoral programs a PLA is optional and not mandatory. But if qualified can add additional credit.
90-Day Accelerated Degree Program Requirements:
Bachelor Program (B.A. or B.Th.) *Any Major *90-days or more
*Extra NCU Courses may be assigned to offset lacking Transfer Credit (or) PLA Credit
Master's Program (M.A. or MTh) *Any Major *90-days or less
*Any Bachelor degree fulfills requirements for acceptance.
Doctorate Program (Ph.D.) *Any Major *90-0days or less
*Any Master's degree fulfills requirements for acceptance.
* Major NCU courses may be fulfilled through transfer of appropriate course credits from outside schools when supported by transcripts.
Enroll in any degree program today and your cost is just $1,990 total cost. There are no additional fees or expenses.
Today numerous colleges and universities are providing the great benefit of PLA: Prior Learning Assessments, for their more experienced students, to translate lifetime learning experience into credits to be legitimately applied to degree programs. This translates into huge savings in both time and educational expense. NCU is providing this great benefit to all qualified students.
May you be blessed by this great opportunity to receive university credits for your prior life/ educational experience to be applied toward a university degree program.
"Study to show yourself approved, a workman who need not be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of Truth" (II Timothy 2:15) *paraphrase
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