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      WIU gets OK for first Ph.D. program

      Western Illinois University in Macomb has its first Ph.D. program.

      Western Illinois University in Macomb has its first Ph.D. program.

      The Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission have granted WIU approval to establish a Ph.D. program in environmental science. The school says the program will focus on large river ecosystems and be available at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. Students can begin studies in the program this fall.

      WIU also currently offers a doctoral program in educational leadership, or an Ed.D.

      A committee of WIU faculty developed the proposal for the new program. They represented geography, biological sciences and math.