Online Graduate Professional Programs on the Horizon

Online Graduate Professional Programs on the Horizon

Additional online graduate professional programs to serve working professionals are coming, following Baylor’s successful launches of an online MBA in 2014 and an MSN in Leadership and Innovation in 2016, and the introduction of online DPT and executive LLM in Litigation Management programs in 2018. 

The programs provide flexibility and are grounded in the academic rigor and Christian perspective that are hallmarks of a Baylor University education. Most programs require class work, field and project experiences and strategically scheduled immersions and are led by Baylor faculty. 

”Graduate professional education is a key component of Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, which focuses on building on the University’s strengths as a research institution while enhancing our strong faith tradition.”

“Graduate professional education is a key component of Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, which focuses on building on the University’s strengths as a research institution while enhancing our strong faith tradition,” Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, said. “The launch of online graduate programs in a collaborative partnership with exceptional third-party providers will undergird our efforts, advance Baylor’s online academic presence and expand access to students who desire a distinct, Christian-focused education.” 

A partnership between 2U Inc. and Baylor will deliver three online graduate programs:

• Doctor of Education (EdD) in learning and organizational change, launching in August through the School of Education, is designed for experienced educators and professionals in learning and development roles who want to bring about positive change in their school systems, businesses or communities.

• Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in community health, slated for April 2019 through the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, combines the concepts and professional competencies of both public health and community health and is designed to equip students to lead, administer, and promote public health in a wide variety of local or global health-related settings.

• Master of Social Work (MSW), expected to begin in May 2019 through the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, aims to prepare aspiring and existing social workers with the skills to serve individuals, families and communities in need of solving and coping with a range of life challenges and in enhancing overall well-being. 

Three new nursing programs will be offered through the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in conjunction with Keypath Education: 

• Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner, launching in August, will prepare actively practicing RNs to lead the delivery of primary care to underserved populations, to implement new treatment methods and to improve patient outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

• Doctor of Nursing Practice-Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, launching in August, will equip actively practicing RNs for an advanced practice role leading nursing care for infants through the first two years of life. 

• Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Midwifery, beginning in August, provides holistic and women-centered care throughout the lifespan using the midwifery model of care.    

A Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) will launch in August in partnership with Evidence in Motion. The program, which joins the DPT program through the Robbins College, will prepare doctoral-level practice-scholars with the capacity to transform occupational therapy practice in settings where OT is currently practiced and in settings where it is emerging. 

To learn more about Online Graduate Professional Educaiton at Baylor visit baylor.edu/online