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 in Wilson, NC! Our graduate programs prepare you for the responsibilities of administration and leadership in your professional field.

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 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.


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.


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.


Online Nursing Degree – RN-BSN Program

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.


College is one important way to prepare for a career, but for many, it’s also an important way to continue on a rewarding career path. In today’s job market, a graduate degree can greatly boost your career. But if you’re already working full-time, is it possible to fit a graduate program into your busy schedule?

At Barton College, we do everything possible to make our graduate and professional studies programs accessible. Here are the facts about how our graduate programs fit your busy schedule and why completing one would be worthwhile.


Are Your Graduate Programs Online or Seated?


Before you embark on a graduate program, you must be certain you can fit it into your busy life. Barton College understands this challenge, so we strive to offer courses that work with your schedule.

We do offer online courses along with seated classes. Barton’s hybrid graduate programs allow more flexibility in your schedule. Our postgraduate degree programs are designed to be flexible and meet the needs of our students.


Why to Consider a Master’s Degree


Of course, before you commit to starting a master’s degree program, you must decide if it’s worthwhile. For many people, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

People often pursue postgraduate study because they feel they’ve hit a dead end in their career. Some organizations require a graduate degree to be considered for certain positions. Employees who want to advance must get a master’s degree to meet their career goals.

Postgraduate work can also be an essential stepping stone into a new career. Moving from one career into a new one can be frustrating, but a master’s degree can make all the difference. If you can continue to work as you learn the skills employers need in your chosen field, the transition is typically much smoother.

But simply getting the job isn’t the only reason to pursue a master’s degree. Further education is a great way to keep up with the latest developments in your field. The business world is rapidly evolving, and staying current is vital. Furthering your education enables you to stay up-to-date and fine-tune your abilities.


How Barton College Prepares You For Success


As mentioned, we strive to ensure graduate programs and professional studies courses are available to people who must fit them into full schedules. But that’s not all we do to prepare students to succeed.

We support our students academically and as well-rounded members of the community. We encourage campus engagement to help students make connections that matter, both personally and professionally.

A spiritual life that provides support and encouragement is also an important part of the Barton College experience. We understand that people require more than achievement to live a fulfilling life, and we strive to support our students in developing that balance.

Barton College works as a college on a first-name basis. With smaller class sizes and meaningful student support, we are here to help you pursue your goals.


Barton College for Graduate Schools in North Carolina


You will find the flexibility and support you need to attend graduate school at Barton College. We have many professional programs and would love to help you achieve your career goals. For more information about the programs we offer, please contact us today. You can take the next step toward your dream job, and Boston College is here to help.


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

Caroline Combs

Associate 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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