Graduate and Professional Studies

Master’s Programs, Professional Studies, and Licensure & Continuing Studies

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Graduate Programs

Achieve success in your career with your master’s degree from Barton College! Our graduate programs prepare you for the responsibilities of administration and leadership in your professional field.

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Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership

Choose your path. Earn your MBA in just 16 months or pursue your bachelor's and master's degrees together through our innovative combined BS+MBA program!


Master of School Administration

Barton’s Master of School Administration program prepares you to earn your North Carolina principal’s license and to influence the success of your students. You will learn to cultivate leadership in others and turn theory into practice.


Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Barton's Criminal Justice graduate program produces strong leaders in law enforcement and justice administration, preparing them for advancement, teaching careers, or administration in criminal justice fields.


Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences

Through the MSCCJS program, students become accomplished scholars, researchers, analysts, and educators in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields.


Master of Science in Nursing

Our Master of Science in Nursing program prepares you for current and evolving roles as an educator or administrator in post-secondary nursing education and is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study.


Master of Science Kinesiology

Barton's Kinesiology graduate program takes your knowledge of fitness, human performance, and exercise science to the next level. You will gain the edge you need in your career through the national certifications incorporated within your coursework.


Professional Studies

The Professional Studies programs are designed with the working adult student in mind and include online, evening, and weekend courses, giving you more choices in completing your degree.

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Birth-Kindergarten Education

Students in the B-K program may major in education, complete the licensure-only option, or add it to an existing teacher license. The final semester focuses on student teaching, and successful completion of the program makes you eligible for licensure in North Carolina.


Justice Administration (Online)

The Justice Administration program at Barton College is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers or who are considering a career change into the area of justice. The program is offered entirely online, creating flexibility for work and family schedules.


RN-BSN Program (Online)

Barton's RN-BSN program prepares graduates to function in present and emerging roles as collaborative members of multidisciplinary health care teams. The liberal arts, biological, physical, and social science courses provide a sound basis for scientific, humanistic nursing.


Social Work

With Barton’s Social Work Program, you’ll be ready for entry-level practice in a variety of social service settings. Our approach provides you with a rigorous professional foundation and in-depth exploration of each area of social work—from values and ethics to social work practice and field education.


Teacher Assistant to Elementary Education

The Teacher Assistant to Elementary Education program is designed for individuals currently working in school districts as teacher assistants who wish to transition to lead teaching roles.


Teacher Assistant to Special Education Degree Program

The Teacher Assistant to Special Education program is designed for individuals currently working in school districts as teacher assistants who wish to transition to lead teaching roles.


Licensure & Continuing Studies

Licensure and Continuing Studies offer educational opportunities to individuals throughout their lives. These non-credit-bearing courses address interests such as skill upgrades and training, cultural advancement, or personal creative development.

Online Certificate Options

Earn the professional credentials you need through Barton’s online programs in Healthcare or Information Technology.

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Contact Us

Corey Coley

Assistant Director of Admissions
Graduate and Professional Studies

Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, N.C. 27893

Personal Enrichment Courses

Barton’s Personal Enrichment Courses offer opportunities, through non-credit-bearing classes, for individual creative development.

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