ODESSA - Permian Basin students have a shot at an even higher education.
For the first time ever, U.T.P.B. is offering a PhD program.
It'll be for students seeking a doctorate in education.
One professor tells NewsWest 9, U.T.P.B. has been working on bringing in this program for several years.
School officials say Permian Basin children in the classroom will be the real beneficiaries of the program.