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Purdue Board of Trustees approve two new degrees for Purdue Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—New and current students at Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon be able to enroll in two new degree programs that were approved today by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Carl Drummond says the degree programs, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Music Therapy, will be added to the curriculum in response to both student and industry needs.

“We want to add the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice because more students and prospective students are interested in it,” said Drummond. “It is meant to make students well-prepared for careers in police work, the courts, and corrections facilities.”

Drummond went on to say, “The master’s degree in music therapy will let our students prepare both academically and clinically for board certification through the Certification Board for Music Therapists so they can work with advanced clinical skills. An added motivation for Purdue Fort Wayne to be able to offer this degree is that employers are showing an increased demand for music therapists with master’s degrees when hiring.”

Both degree programs will be available to new and current students after approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education; additionally, the music therapy program will need approval by the appropriate accrediting bodies.

For more information on the criminal justice bachelor’s degree, contact Professor Jospeter Mbuba, department chair, at 260-481-6345 or [email protected].

For more information about the music therapy graduate degree, contact Nancy Jackson, Ph.D., director of the music therapy program, at 260-481-6716 or [email protected].


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