Coppin State University in Baltimore to Debut Two New Master’s Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Coppin State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has announced that it will offer two new master’s degree programs in STEM fields this fall.

The new master’s degree program in applied molecular biology and biochemistry is structured to provide undergraduates in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry with advanced knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology. Students will receive cutting-edge instruction in areas of study, including infectious diseases, vision research, metabolic studies in various tissues, chemistry of biomolecules, protein engineering, and cell culture methodologies.

A new master’s degree program in polymer and materials science is designed to give students an understanding of the general phenomenon of design, synthesis, characterization, and function of polymers, specifically those classified as biomaterials, bioplastics, blended fuels, nano-materials, biomarkers, and soft polymers. Polymer and materials science enable many advanced technologies to be used to impact everyday life, such as flat-screen TV’s, lightweight aircraft panels and engines, medical devices, coatings, and paints.

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  1. Does Coppin State University have the research laboratory infrastructure facilities (e.g., Mass Spectrometry Facility, X-Ray Crystallography, Materials Characterization and Processing, High-Resolution Analytical Electron Microbeam, etc. )to support these new STEM programs? How is it possible to have created two new graduate STEM programs and not have a current FUNCTIONAL website highlighting this program? This does not pass the smell test on numerous levels.

  2. Somebody need to explain how did Coppin State University leadership fully vetted and launched these two new programs? What methodology did they employ to weighed the upfront costs to get these programs in order to get them off the ground along with securing faculty support and ensuring great student outcomes? For those who dissent of such questions being asked, it’s called accountability?

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