Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has received approval from its board of regents to offer a host of new degree programs. The new programs will be added to the 126 academic programs currently offered at the university. The new degree programs must still be approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
The board of regents gave its approval to a Ph.D./MBA program in higher education administration, an accelerated bachelor’s/MBA program in information systems, a bachelor’s/MBA program in human resources, and an online doctor of public health degree program.
“We are serious about our charge to develop unique and high-demand degree programs at Morgan that better position our graduates with the highly sought-after skills necessary to compete globally,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University.
“Morgan State University is committed to creating new degree programs that uniquely prepare our students to be highly competitive for the careers of the future,” added Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Our faculty are innovative in their approach to instruction and cutting edge when it comes to the development of academic programs. The addition of these new degrees enhances Morgan’s position as a market leader and a destination for degree attainment.”
Dr. Crumpton-Young earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University, where she holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in engineering. She also holds an MBA from Tennessee State University.