High Point University leaders are considering expanding the school's professional programs.

The university says it has put together a team to explore new academic schools in nursing, optometry, and law. 

High Point has worked hard in the last five years to expand its professional program offerings. That includes the opening of a pharmacy school and an engineering program. 

Earlier this month, the university also announced plans to open a School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health in 2023. High Point is hoping to bring nearly 200 students to campus through that program.

The university has significantly boosted enrollment through its advanced degree programs. There are currently more than 1,000 graduate students enrolled, according to an HPU release.

If the law school comes through it would be the seventh in North Carolina and the third in the Triad — joining Wake Forest and Elon universities. 

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