Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced that it will offer two new academic programs beginning in the fall of 2018. The university will offer a master’s degree program in history and a new bachelor’s degree program in athletic training. Both degree programs have received approval from the board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
Donzell Lee, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alcorn State University, stated that “we are excited at the opportunity to offer these two new degrees and believe they will be a great addition to Alcorn’s commitment to providing a high-quality curriculum with flexibility, affordability and success for students. Additionally, data supports the growing need for these disciplines across Mississippi and the nation. Both will appeal to students with a strong interest in careers in education and athletics and want to remain in the state after graduation.”
The university anticipates 100 students will enroll in the history master’s program over the next six years and 135 students will enroll in the athletic training program during the same time period.