Newman welcomes its first doctorate programs

By: Tejay Cleland, Editor-In-Chief

Newman University announced this summer it plans to welcome its first post-master’s programs: a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program and a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesiology (DNAP) program will both be offered starting in the spring of 2022.

This makes Newman the first university with a DBA program in Kansas and one of two Kansas schools with a DNAP.

The DBA program will be led by Larry Straub, who said it has already picked up some interest for the inaugural semester.

Straub said the program will put candidates another step ahead in the job market as well as provide other opportunities.

“It's going to serve as the ultimate differentiator,” Straub said. “Once upon a time, that used to be college degrees. Now, master’s degrees are on the upbringing. So now people are looking for another edge.”

Straub also said that the program’s coursework will be building a dissertation on a particular research topic. He said that the program has already had candidates reach out with interest.

The DBA program will require 62 credit hours to complete. Straub said he views it as a four-year program.

The DNAP requires 88 credit hours for completion and will be a three-year, year-round program.

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