MSU Texas officials could debut doctorate programs

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Midwestern State University officials are taking new strides toward innovation on campus by discussing the possible addition of doctoral programs on campus.

If approved by the Board of Regents in August, there will be a doctor in educational leadership and a Ph. D.in radiologic sciences.

In a Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, MSU Provost James Johnston presented information regarding the addition of doctoral programs at the university.

Johnston said the doctor of radiologic sciences would be the first specific doctor in that discipline in the United States.

“MSU wrote and offered the first discipline-specific masters and this continues that pioneering and innovative effort,” Johnston said. “These really just provide opportunities for growth for the university and a place for the students as we recruit new students it’s really enhancing their experience at MSU Texas.”

In addition to these doctoral programs, a motion to add four academic minors to the college of education was approved as well as a motion to add a minor in musical theater at the Fain College of Fine Arts.

Johnston also said this will be a great recruiting tool. The hope is that with this new doctorate in educational leadership it would be the first one in this region to serve public schools.

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