Morgan State University Expands STEM Program Offerings with Addition of New and Exclusive Multidisciplinary Degrees in Emerging Fields of Study

MSU Board of Regents Approves Dual Degree Aerospace Program with Purdue University, and a New Mechatronics Engineering Program

BALTIMORE — The path has been cleared for Morgan State University (MSU), Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, to expand its offering of STEM programs with the addition of several new degrees in emerging fields of study. At its fall quarterly meeting, the MSU Board of Regents voted unanimously its approval for the University to pursue adding two new and exclusive multidisciplinary programs—a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a (3+2) Year Dual Bachelor of Science Degree consisting of either a B.S in Civil Engineering or Engineering Physics from Morgan and a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University.

Additionally, during the Board’s summer quarterly meeting held in August, the University received approval to add a new Ph.D. in Secure Embedded Systems. All of the new programs will need to receive approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) before the University can begin offering them to students. Pending MHEC approval, Morgan’s roster of academic degree programs will grow to more than 128, with an expectation of having all of the newly proposed programs available in fall 2021.

“The future is now, and Morgan is firmly planted at the doorstep of ushering the next generation of scientists, engineers, professionals and business entrepreneurs for tomorrow’s interconnected, global economies—and the addition of programs rooted in emerging technologies, adaptive thinking and cross-disciplinary skills, such as these, are equally critical to Morgan attaining R1 status,” said David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. “We appreciate the Board for its steadfast governance, leadership and support of the University in its mission to prepare diverse and academically talented graduates who are skilled, career-ready and poised to lead nationally and globally.”

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