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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

CGOAL offers a wide variety of studies in both Graduate and Adult Undergraduate areas. View our degree catalog under Degrees and Certificates.

Mission Statement

The Office of Adult & Graduate Studies exists to provide excellent, Christ-centered higher education for adult learners, and we will encourage, enrich, and equip them on their educational, spiritual, and professional journey. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms (1 Peter 4:10, NIV).


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Visiting campus is the best way to learn more about what it takes to earn your undergraduate or master's degree here. Arrange a one-on-one meeting or join us for an Information Session.

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Take the opportunity to meet your professors before you have them in class.

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Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners receive a 10% education discount for their employees, enabling team members to easily pursue strategic training for their work.

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Dean's Office

Todd Harmening, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


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