HIGH POINT, NC - High Point University could add a new graduate study program in the near future.

The university says its thinking about adding optometry, nursing or occupational therapy. Pam Haynes with HPU says out of the three, the optometry school has the best chance. That's because there aren't any optometry schools in the state and less than 2 dozen nationwide.

At the earliest, HPU could see the new program by 2020.