Philadelphia University will offer two new programs starting fall 2017: the doctorate in Midwifery and M.S. in Real Estate Development.
The University previously announced the addition of an M.S. in Fashion Design Management, an online M.S. in Construction Management and an art therapy specialization in the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling Program for fall 2017.
“The launching of several new innovative, market-facing, student-centric academic programs provide further evidence of how PhilaU is helping to transform higher education and meet the demands of students and industry,” said Matt Dane Baker, PhilaU provost and dean of the faculty.
The doctorate in Midwifery will develop a leadership cadre of midwives able to leverage their expertise for the betterment of women, families and communities, said Dana Perlman, program director of the Midwifery Institute at PhilaU.
“As a distance education program, midwives across the country, and eventually around the world, will be able to implement the knowledge and skills gained through discipline-specific doctoral study to strengthen midwifery in their communities,” she said. The degree will focus on enriching professional practice in clinical care, education, policy and applied research.
The M.S. in Real Estate Development will train students for leadership roles in an increasingly multifaceted and cross-disciplinary industry, said Suzanne Singletary, associate professor of architectural studies.
“Future entrepreneurs must demonstrate mastery of a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge that address the economic, political, social and physical issues inherent in developing complex commercial and residential projects,” she said.
To this end, the curriculum will synthesize several areas of study, including market analysis and valuation; finance, legal aspects of ownership and land use; private-public partnerships; and city and regional planning in addition to design and development paradigms and their long-term local to global impacts.
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