Participating Universities

North Park University


Founded in 1891, North Park offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs to over 3,200 students. Graduate programs in business, nonprofit management, education, nursing, music, and theology augment North Park’s traditionally strong undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, and social and natural sciences. North Park is a Christian university widely recognized for its principles approach to academics and experienced nurturing faculty. U.S. News & World Report has again named North Park as one of “America’s Best” colleges.

At the University Center

North Park’s University Center offerings are drawn from their School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) and School of Adult Learning (SAL).

School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM)

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University prepares working professionals for career advancement. Five master’s degrees and 18 graduate certificates are available in Grayslake, on Chicago’s North Side, and online. Academic scholarships of 10% to 30% are available for graduate management students who have an undergraduate or graduate degree GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships of 35% are also available for graduate management students who are full time employees of all nonprofit, governmental, and military organizations,as well as former members of the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.

Furthermore, graduates from any graduate degree program in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management are eligible to take courses at a 50% tuition discount for the rest of their lives, including courses leading to a second graduate degree.  Usually, a second degree may be obtained for less than $11,000.

SBNM hosts a regular schedule of information sessions at the University Center.  Visit the Information Sessions page for details.  If the times and locations listed above do not accommodate your schedule, North Park will be happy to arrange a personal appointment at a time and place of your choosing.  For more information, to RSVP to a scheduled session, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Professor Ken Schaefle at (773) 244-5761 or email

School of Adult Learning (SAL)

North Park’s SAL offers a BA degree in business, criminal justice, counseling psychology, and nonprofit management at the University Center.  Schedule a personal appointment with Leslie Bertholdt, Assistant Director of Admission, by phone at (773) 244-4577 or email. 

Please check North Park’s own website for other information sessions that North Park may be holding on its main campus or other Chicago area locations.

In addition to the degrees offered, prerequisite courses applicable to North Park’s online BA and BGS with Majors in Computer Information Systems and Management Information Systems are offered through the University Center in face-to-face format.

Programs Offered at University Center

MBA- Business
BA in Criminal Justice- Liberal Arts & Sciences
BA in Counseling Psychology- Liberal Arts & Sciences


Online Programs & Courses

In addition to the programs offered through the University Center, North Park offers the following online programs and courses:

North Park Theological Seminary offers all of their programs in a blended format that combines online courses with one- to two-week intensive campus courses to enable students to complete programs fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) without relocating to Chicago. 

Through the School of Adult Learning, five of seven SAL majors can be completed entirely online. 


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