North Park has served five generations of students and continues to grow in diversity, academic relevance, and Christian commitment. Our Chicago location is a great asset that reflects the School’s global reach and outlook.
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North Park offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate programs in liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. Classes average 17 students. 84% of our faculty have terminal degrees. Academics here are rigorous and results-oriented.
North Park Theological Seminary prepares you to answer the call to service through theological study, spiritual development, and the formative experiences of living in a community with others on a similar life path.
Thanks to mentoring, internships, and a professional development program that begins the first day you arrive on campus, 88% of NPU grads are employed in the fields of their choice or pursuing higher degrees.
Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms to an intended audience using strategies and methods appropriate to college-level expectations. Students will demonstrate effective communication characterized by written work that is clear, organized, succinct yet exhibits depth of analysis and synthesis, and accurate in mechanics and documentation.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will demonstrate critical thinking characterized by the ability to define nonprofit management problems with the evidence available, discern fact from opinion, determine underlying causes, and formulate and evaluate potential solutions. Students will identify and implement best practices in nonprofit organizations for planning, decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict management within an ethical framework.
Leadership and Team Collaboration: Student’s leadership skills will be evidenced in taking initiative, communicating objectives, building agreement, ability to change and motivating team members to perform. A key ingredient in the student’s development of leadership and teamwork skills is self-assessment; therefore, students will assess their own leadership style, strengths, and areas for improvement. Students will show effective group collaboration by making material contributions to group projects, demonstrating responsiveness and availability as a team member, communicating clearly and effectively, exercising leadership where appropriate, and demonstrating collegial behavior appropriate in professional relationships.
Synthesis and the Foundational Knowledge of Nonprofit Management Disciplines: Students will demonstrate a solid understanding of core nonprofit management principles in the primary areas of nonprofit leadership and management, nonprofit governance and volunteer management, nonprofit financial management and marketing and support for nonprofits. Students will be assessed in the form of strategic plans and tests that employ strategic thinking, visioning and the development of strategies intended for improvement and growth in the church and/or nonprofit.
Ethics: Students will recognize ethical and moral issues, identify needed actions, and demonstrate the moral courage to implement them. They will embody integrity in their work and actions, honor confidentiality, articulate the integration of their faith and understand and follow generally accepted codes of conduct in nonprofits and ministries.