The College of Professional Studies welcomes the new and returning students, faculty, and staff with enthusiastic anticipation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The College of Professional Studies at Kentucky State University offers undergraduate programs that prepare students to combine their broad liberal backgrounds with specialized training that applies both in their everyday lives and in their technical and social-service careers. The College offers coursework leading to an associate degree in nursing, and baccalaureate degrees in the fields of Criminal Justice, Education, Public Administration, Social Work, and a RN-BSN. The College also offers Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Special Education.

In the College of Professional Studies, the School of Public Administration has been re-accredited by the National Association of Public Affairs and Public Administration through 2017-2018 (NASPAA); the Social Work baccalaureate program was accredited through by the Council of Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation through 2019-2020.

The RN-BSN and the ADN programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),with Kentucky Board of Nursing approval for the ADN program The School of Education is currently under going  NCATE accreditation. I am optimistic that it will be re-accredited . An accreditation of a program is a testimony for good academic standing. We exceed expectations and strive for excellence in all that we do.

Welcome again, please look us up and explore what we have to offer. You will be pleased by our faculty’s commitment to holistic education.

Thank you.
Gashaw W. Lake, Ph.D., Dean
College of Professional Studies
Kentucky State University


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