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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Master’s Degree Program for Black Scholars Offers Free Tuition

WIT Engineering Management Program Seeks African American Students From STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines

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Nationwide — Wade Institute of Technology (WIT), an experiential Silicon Valley-based college for students of African descent pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, announced its open enrollment application period for a tuition-free master’s in engineering management.

The program integrates engineering courses with human-centered classes in leadership and management concepts. The goal is to prepare graduates for broad-based management and leadership roles in technology.

One of the hallmarks of the program is its ability to meet incoming students where they are. The coursework is adaptable to accommodate students who have STEM undergraduate degrees as well as those with bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

“The low representation of African Americans and students of African descent in the STEM ecosystem is appalling,” said WIT Executive Director Booker T. Wade, Jr. “With free tuition and our innovative, project-based approach we intend to prepare our students to not only meet the current demand for multidisciplinary professionals in the field of engineering, but to do so without the crippling debt that sidetracks so many Black graduates from pursuing their dreams.”

The program will include elements from aeronautics and astronautics; material sciences; leadership principles; project management; and biomedical, computer, electrical, mechanical, systems, civil, and environmental engineering. Student project opportunities include aviation training and earning a private pilot’s license, monitoring and testing watersheds, and exploring internships with NASA.

In addition to free tuition, free housing will be available for the first 10 students who enroll. Space is limited and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Details about the program and the application process can be found at https://wit.university/masters-in-engineering-management/

Founded in 2020, Wade Institute of Technology (WIT) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution that provides a STEM course of studies for students of African descent. Through an innovative mix of traditional instruction and experiential learning from top-tier faculty and institutions, WIT positions its graduates to be visionary leaders in their disciplines at a global level.

For press inquiries, contact Lorna Jones at ljones@wit.university or 209-640-0082