Lincoln University of Missouri today announced the launch of a new master’s degree with an emphasis in leadership at historically black colleges and universities.
Officials say the accelerated, three-semester course track will offer full-time students comprehensive training in academic and student affairs, and institutional advancement.
“The challenges that HBCUs face require administrators to not only adapt to change, but also understand the historical mission, the culture, human capital, politics, and resource that beset these institutions in the 21st century,” says Dr. Said Sewell, Lincoln University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our main goal is to prepare individuals for leadership in shaping the future of HBCUs through generating and applying knowledge, advancing the role of HBCUs in supporting the public good, and improving institutional practice.”
Jackson State University and Morgan State University both offer doctoral degrees in urban higher education, but the Lincoln degree is believed to be the first to offer specific theoretical and practical knowledge for HBCU administration.
Lincoln will enroll the program’s first cohort this fall.