Spalding University partners with Keypath Education

11/09/21   |  
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Spalding University partners with Keypath Education to offer suite of online graduate programs, supporting a shared mission to address societal needs in healthcare, education and social work

LOUISVILLE, Ky and CHICAGO (November 9, 2021) – Spalding University and Keypath Education announce the future launch of four new online graduate degree programs, designed to increase the reach and mission of Spalding University to more students who desire to serve their communities in the areas of healthcare, social work, and education.

The new programs are:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) launching Dec 2021,
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership (EdD) launching Dec 2021,
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) scheduled to launch March 2022, and a
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scheduled to launch Fall 2023.

These programs will be offered predominately online with clinical and field placements for the MSN-FNP and MSW programs, expanding Spalding's on-campus programs to reach an even wider and more diverse future student cohort across the country and creating more accessible learning opportunities for students to upskill and create an impact in their community.

"At Spalding University, our mission is to build a diverse community of learners who are dedicated to meeting the needs of the times, particularly in the areas of social justice, including education and healthcare," said Tori Murden McClure, President of Spalding University. "As the demand for the delivery of education continues to evolve, we are embracing new pedagogies and learning platforms that will help us reach more learners where they are, and support them to serve their communities with kindness, compassion, and justice."

"Nationwide, the demand for highly skilled healthcare and allied health practitioners has never been greater, particularly in rural and remote communities," said Steve Fireng, Global CEO at Keypath Education. "With this suite of programs from Spalding University, instead of relocating their lives for an on-campus experience, students will be able to learn and work - and ultimately improve the state of America's healthcare and social services systems – from their communities."

Universities across the country are partnering with EdTech companies like Keypath Education to design and deliver online programs aligned to the skills demands of the future of work and that help solve our global social and economic challenges. University faculty design and teach the program curriculum, and Keypath provides the program management to support an enhanced online student learning experience, including marketing, recruitment, student placement, and support services.


About Spalding University:
Established in 1814 and located in downtown Louisville since 1920, Spalding is a historic, private institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, and accelerated programs in a range of areas of study. The regionally accredited university offers an innovative schedule of seven six-week sessions per year, allowing students to earn a bachelor's degree at their own pace. Spalding was recognized as the world's first Compassionate University. More information is available at

About Keypath Education:
Founded in 2014, Keypath is a global, market-leading EdTech company in the online program management (OPM) market. In collaboration with its 34 university partners, Keypath delivers career-relevant, technology-enabled online higher education programs to students with the goal of preparing them for the future of work.

The suite of services Keypath provides to its university partners includes designing, developing, launching, marketing, and managing online programs. Keypath also undertakes market research and provides student recruitment, support and placement services. The services Keypath provides are underpinned by KeypathEDGE, its integrated technology and data platform.

Keypath has over 600 employees with offices and partners in Australia, the United States, Canada, the UK and Malaysia.

For more information contact:
Ashley McGuire, Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Keypath Education

Melissa Chastain, Dean – Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives
Spalding University