The nation’s only HBCU dedicated to developing and educating Black men will conduct classes online next semester.
Morehouse College has announced the launch of Morehouse Online, an online undergraduate program that will complement its heralded traditional on-campus experience. It will also be the centerpiece of Morehouse’s digital transformation that will become part of a strategy to create innovative and robust programs for non-traditional students.
“There has never been a more important time for the impact of Morehouse to scale,” said Dr. David A. Thomas, president of Morehouse College in a written statement. “The challenges we face as a society today require exceptional leaders with superior critical thinking skills, a high moral compass, and a tireless pursuit for a just world. These are the kinds of leaders we’ve been producing since our founding. We look forward to continuing educating and uplifting Black men and men of color. The accessibility of an online education allows us to deliver the Morehouse experience and education to countless men who can bring their light to the world in the same way alums like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jeh Johnson, Spike Lee, Senator Raphael Warnock, and countless others have.”
The online program will launch later this year in August and will be done in partnership with 2U Inc., a global leader in education technology. The program will include a bachelor’s degree completion program in business administration with a management concentration, as well as other areas of expertise. The programs have been designed for non-traditional students who have existing college credit and they are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. It also will serve men who were previously enrolled at Morehouse but left before completing their coursework.
“2U is honored to become Morehouse College’s digital transformation partner. At a moment when the need for more accessible, high-quality post-secondary education has never been greater, we are excited to help such an iconic institution and HBCU bring its distinctive undergraduate degree programs online,” said 2U Co-Founder and CEO Christopher “Chip” Paucek. “The strategic vision of President David A. Thomas to create a global Morehouse will open the doors of opportunity and promise of a Morehouse education and its special community to men of all ages, regardless of geography, for the first time in the school’s history.”
Additional information about this online program will be announced over the coming months. Enrollment will open in spring 2021. Interested students can find out more information by going to https://2u.com/morehouseonline.