Northcentral University Reviews - Doctoral in Education

2.81 out of 5 stars
(23 Reviews)
54% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
48% of 23 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Alisha Williams - 3/15/2014
Degree: Education
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"I am currently in the dissertation phase of my program. I have a wonderful mentor that is makes relevant comments that improve my work. Throughout the coursework phase of my program I was also paired up with wonderful instructors that really knew their stuff. There was one exception of a professor going AWOL but my advisor and the university were very quick to resolve the issue by finding another instructor to take over where I was so I didn't have to repeat anything. I do hear many complaints, but when you dig deeper most of them are related to students not doing what they are supposed to rather than the university being at fault. That's not to say the university doesn't have issues - every single university on the planet does. I love this school though and am looking forward to completing my degree. Always remember - those that are unhappy are always the loudest."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/5/2013
Degree: Education
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"Tell us about your college experience.I am 12 credits into an Education PhD at NCU. My very first instructor was great, then my second was ok, the third was horrible, and the fourth was ok. The instructors are basically all you have, since there is no cohort. I thought that would be less of an issue than it turned out to be; I'm feeling pretty alone. I try to be positive, but am disappointed. I do like the flexibility, but I just had a good experience with my EdS program at UW-Stout and now am kind of shocked at how different this is. I work as an instructional designer and am constantly disappointed that the course is lacking simple updates and links. Honestly I do tend to be critical and I realize that in education in general, there are variances in instructor and course quality but I had higher hopes for NCU. I am to the point where I'm debating whether to continue or not and I think I will because I have already invested a good deal of money and energy. It will be a struggle though."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/17/2012
Degree: Education
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"Until NCU finishes hiring enough full-time chairs, think twice before starting one of their doctorate programs. Depending on the chair they assign you...you are on your own and no one seems to care. Do not make the mistake I did and fall for the 1:1 marketing. You are truly on your own. In retrospect, I should have paid more attention to the negative reviews ;( They are well deserved."