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 principled approach to academics and experienced, nurturing faculty. U.S. News & World Report has regularly 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 Professional Studies (SPS).


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 16 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 or schedule a phone call.  For more information, to RSVP to a scheduled session, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Peter Miller at (773) 244-5761 or email

School of Professional Studies (SPS)

North Park’s School of Professional Studies offers a BA degree with majors in business, counseling psychology, criminal justice, digital marketing, location intelligence, and nonprofit management at the University Center. In addition to these majors, courses applicable to the School of Professional Studies major in organizational management and leadership are offered at the University Center in a face-to-face format.

Schedule a personal appointment with Jose-Jose Palma, Assistant Director of Admissions 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.

Programs Available at the University Center

Additional Programs Offered Online

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.

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