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National University Reviews of Doctoral in Organizational Leadership

7 Reviews

Locations:   La Jolla (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $13,320

83% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Organizational Leadership

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Organizational Leadership

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Reviewed: 7/13/2017

Degree: Organizational Leadership

Great program and staff. Challenging at times, but very doable. The flexibility offered was really key to my wanting to attend. I was looking for a doctoral program that did not require residency since I work a lot and taking two or four weeks off a year can be difficult. This program gave me what I needed and it was relatively inexpensive compared to other schools.

Clifford G Tebbitt

Reviewed: 12/11/2016

Degree: Organizational Leadership

The experience was good up to dissertation. There was zero support, mentorship, or coaching from my chair. My chair expressed a disdain for me in the process and had no investment in my success and the other dissertation board members where non-existent in the process. The Chair was a tenured professor out of Boston College out and "road blocked" me in the process. He had absolutely no investment in my success!! After going around and around for three years in the dissertation development I gave... Read More


Reviewed: 5/13/2016

Degree: Organizational Leadership

Like Jeff below, I found the coursework rigorous and rewarding. Other than the regular tuition increases over my 6 1/2 years, I have no significant complaints. I had one 'poor' instructor early on, and he is no longer with NCU. Every instructor since then has been outstanding--engaging and accessible. The greatest distinction between NCU and some other online schools is the independent nature of the doctoral process. In some other schools, you are in a cohort--the coursework and even the dissertation... Read More


Reviewed: 4/17/2016

Degree: Organizational Leadership

This was the hardest thing I ever did; took seven years. It is also one of the most rewarding things I ever did. A PhD is no joke, and they certainly don't give it away. In other words, the program was very academically rigorous. There were many times I would lye down at night and wonder if I would ever finish it. This is not for everyone. Your writing skills need to be top notch. Also, a doctoral dissertation is nothing like a master's thesis. They are very different animals.


Reviewed: 2/23/2016

Degree: Organizational Leadership

My learning experience with NCU was 100% positive. The weekly assignments were meaningful, expectations were made clear, and the support during the dissertation phase was phenomenal. You have to devote time to your studies and need to be self-motivated, but it's absolutely worth it.


Reviewed: 10/19/2015

Degree: Organizational Leadership

I am currently enrolled at Northcentral University and I have to say I love it. the professors provide excellent and timely feedback. The courses are set up in such a way to help you progress through the program. At the end of each class you are well prepared for the next class. I also like the fact that it is not based on a team environment, unlike my MBA where my grade counted on other people to do their work, which rarely happened. My guidance counselor is always there if I need him, but rarely... Read More


Reviewed: 10/12/2015

Degree: Organizational Leadership

I graduated from this school. All my other degrees are from M&B universities. I must say that NCU was the toughest, my chair and team were candid. At times I was frustrated and actually thought because I was paying, the profs needed to treat me with some type of special care; not mine, they were tough as they should be and gave me all the comments and areas that needed review. This is not for everybody, I wrote my work and worked hard. If you are not ready to work, please stay out of the kitchen.... Read More

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