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Fast-Track Programs

Graduate Student in Cap and Gown at Commencement

Fast track your learning

Earn your degree in less time at Spalding.

Spalding's Fast Track programs are for driven, focused and highly-motivated students. If you are eager to start your career or make a career change, Spalding’s Fast Track programs can help you reach your personal and professional goals sooner. Our fast-track options make it possible to earn a bachelor's degree or a combined bachelor’s and master's or doctoral degree in less time and at a lower cost. Learn more about the benefits of Fast Track at Spalding.

Excellent Value & Savings

We make private education affordable. With our fast-track options, you’ll earn a degree of equal value in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost.

Accelerate your learning

Graduate in a shorter amount of time. With an accelerated second degree, you can earn a bachelor’s in as few as one or two years. Or with our combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, you can graduate with two degrees from Spalding one year earlier.

Maximize your
potential earnings

With a fast-track degree, you can enter the workforce earlier, extending your long-term earning capacity. Earn a combined or dual degree and you’ll see the financial benefits of having a master’s degree.

Supportive environment

Our small, diverse and inclusive community cultivates a supportive space for you to gain invaluable career preparation and receive the kind of attention you deserve.

Fast-track options

There are multiple ways for you to fast track earning your degree at Spalding.

Accelerated / Second Degree

Accelerated or second-degree programs allow for students, seeking a bachelor’s degree, who have an associate’s degree in their field of study or a bachelor’s degree in another area of study. With this fast-track option, we’ll accept credits from your previous coursework to allow you to earn your bachelor’s degree in less time or at an accelerated pace.

Learn more about our available accelerated/second-degree programs.

Combined / Dual Degree

Our combined/dual degree programs fast-track your learning by allowing you to begin taking graduate courses in select master’s or doctoral programs at Spalding as you complete your undergraduate degree.

Learn more about our available combined/dual degree programs.

Block Transfer

Block transfer makes it convenient to transfer to Spalding. If you have an associate’s degree in arts or science, we’ll accept your previous college credit as a whole, not course for course.

Haven’t earned your associate’s but still have college credit? Don’t worry; we’ll take the college credit you’ve earned into consideration. You may be eligible to transfer in up to 90 hours, allowing you to earn your bachelor’s degree in as few as 30 credit hours.

Learn more about transferring to Spalding.

Partner Programs

Partner programs are agreements between Spalding University and other colleges or universities. These agreements offer conditional or guaranteed admission to Spalding students.

Learn more about available partner programs.

Besides our fast-track options, we also have program pairings that allow you to progress seamlessly from your bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree or doctorate at Spalding.

Fast Track Programs

Accelerated / Second DegreeCombined / Dual DegreeBlock TransferPartner Programs

Accounting

Online Second-degree Accounting

For students with a bachelor’s in another field seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Benefits compared to our 4-year BS in Accounting:

  • Attainable in half the time or less
  • 48 fewer credit hours to degree completion

Health Science

OTA to BS in Health Science

For occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Benefits compared to our 4-year BS in Health Science:

  • Attainable in three-quarters of the time or less
  • 34 fewer credit hours to degree completion

Nursing

Online RN to BS in Nursing

For registered nurses (RNs) seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Benefits compared to our 4-year BS in Health Science:

  • Attainable in as little as one year (with 90 transfer credits)
  • 90 fewer credit hours to degree completion with an active, unrestricted RN and an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing

Second-degree BS in Nursing

For registered nurses (RNs) seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Benefits compared to our 4-year BS in Nursing:

  • Attainable in half of the time
  • 30 fewer credit hours to degree completion with an active, unrestricted RN

Bachelor’s + Masters

BA or BS + MS in Business Communication

A 3+2 dual degree program for high-achieving undergraduate students at Spalding University seeking to earn their master’s degree in business communication.

Benefits:

  • Early admission to the MS in Business Communication program
  • Attainable in 5 years (3 undergraduate + 2 graduate)
  • Earn up to 9 graduate credit hours as an undergrad

BS in Health Science to MS in Athletic Training

A 3+2 dual degree program for high-achieving undergraduate health science students at Spalding University seeking to earn their master’s degree in athletic training.

Benefits:

  • Early admission to the MS in Athletic Training program
  • Attainable in 5 years (3 undergraduate + 2 graduate)
  • Earn up to 35 graduate credit hours as an undergrad

BS in Natural Science to MS in Athletic Training

A 3+2 dual degree program for high-achieving undergraduate natural science students at Spalding University seeking to earn their master’s degree in athletic training.

Benefits:

  • Early admission to the MS in Athletic Training program
  • Attainable in 5 years (3 undergraduate + 2 graduate)
  • Earn up to 35 graduate credit hours as an undergrad

Bachelor’s + Doctorate

BS in Health Science to Doctor of Physical Therapy

A 3+4 dual degree program for high-achieving undergraduate health science students at Spalding University seeking to earn their doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Benefits:

  • Early admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program
  • Attainable in 7 years (3 undergraduate + 4 graduate)
  • Earn up to 31 graduate credit hours as an undergrad

Transfer up to 90 credits

Transfer students with an associate’s degree or more than 24 hours of previous college credit may be eligible to transfer in up to 90 hours.

Benefits:

Visit our transfer admissions page to get started.

Pre-pharmacy 3+1 with Sullivan University

Our partnership with Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., provides BS in Natural Science pre-pharmacy students at Spalding a 3+1 pathway for beginning their first year of pharmacy school in their last year of undergraduate study.

Benefits:

  • Guaranteed interview with Sullivan’s School of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor’s degree attainable in 4 years (3 undergraduate at Spalding + 1 year in Sullivan’s pharmacy school)
  • Reverse transfer of credits for students who pass their first-year pharmacy courses (one year) at an accredited pharmacy

Six-week Block Schedule

Spalding University is a top-5 college for our non-traditional schedule (College Raptor). All of our undergraduate majors (and several of our graduate programs) are offered in our flexible six-week block schedule format. With blocks, you have the luxury of choosing, every six weeks, the schedule you’d like. So if you’re eager to accelerate your bachelor’s degree, you can earn up to six credit hours in six weeks of study (that’s 18 credit hours per semester).

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm
Call or text (502) 585-7111
Email admissions@spalding.edu