PhD Program

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A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is one of the highest degrees awarded in academia. It is a terminal degree and graduates often teach at the university level. A PhD often requires students to complete research, involving a thesis and a dissertation in order to fulfill the program requirements.

What is a PhD in Health? In a PhD program, students may explore and research different aspects of health, such as health care policy and health care administration. Students may take courses related to community health, medical practices, epidemiology and disease prevention. Because of the research aspect, students may also learn about qualitative and quantitative research methods, biostatistics and measuring tools. Once core courses and research method courses are completed, typically students begin working on their specific research project.  

Graduates of a PhD program in health typically leave the program as an expert in their subject. Many students then begin to consider how they can make an impact on global or local health care policy.

Program costs for a PhD in Health can range in price depending on length, location, stipend and scholarship availability. Some schools offer PhD students either reduced or no tuition in order to entice students to conduct important research.

Once someone is awarded a PhD in Health, many doors of opportunity open up to him or her. Some graduates may choose to enter the field of hospital administration. Another possible path for students can be teaching at the university level. Other graduates may choose to continue with their research and work at a government health institute as a patient advocate, clinical researcher, medical statistician and more.

If you’ve always wanted to further your career in health, it’s time to consider online classes. If you want to find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Sacred Heart University Online
Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. This program serves academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical clinical research and scholarship. This program serves academically talented nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators. Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Doctor of Nursing practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. The DNP scholarly project launches the nurse into scholarly practice and is a comprehensive, well-thought-out plan that focuses on a practice issue. The project is supported by one-credit courses embedded throughout the program that assist with topic development, project planning, and project implementation and evaluation. It can be completed in one year, preparing the student to utilize research for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes, and system management. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

 This unique online program maximizes the number of potential career roles the doctoral nursing graduate may assume, whether they are in academia, in advanced clinical practice, or in executive healthcare leadership. Classes are taught online and students are required to attend two weekend residencies structured to meet the scheduling requirements of busy working professionals. This cohort program is 39 credits and can be completed in a 3-year part-time sequence. Accreditation: Sacred Heart University’s... [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater [+]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater leadership role within a healthcare organization, and it can help you contribute to improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. You can build on your expertise to enhance patient care, gain the knowledge and skills needed to train the next generation of nurses, and translate theory into an advanced nursing practice that enriches the health of populations and communities.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Full time 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. Curriculum Psychology Internship Consortium Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) Present evidence of the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum of 15 credits in psychology including the following courses: Course Credits General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology) 3 Experimental Psychology (or Scientific Research) 3 Statistics 3 GPA – 3.00 or above (on a four-point scale) GRE minimum score of 279 or EXADEP minimum score of 500, no more than five years old. www.ets.org Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills using the format provided with the application form. Official scores of GRE or EXADEP www.ets.org Certificate of No Penal Record (Criminal Background Check) A non-refundable USD$80.00 application fee Applicants with master’s degrees in Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, Counseling or other mental health related fields, are accepted. The same admission requirements still apply. Up to 24 credits may... [-]

Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.)

University of Malta
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities. [+]

The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is a level 8 degree offered by the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta, Malta, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Malta enjoys a long-standing history of experience in clinical pharmacy education and research while the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in Chicago ranks among the top colleges of pharmacy in the USA. This course is unique in that it combines the development and application of advanced clinical pharmacy skills with contextual research. Taught study-units are delivered jointly by both Universities. Academic Degree Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded the Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from the University of Malta. Candidates who complete successfully 90 ECTS and do not wish to proceed further are awarded a, Master degree in Advanced clinical pharmacy from University of Malta. Delivery and Duration Teaching faculty includes professors from University of Illinios at Chicago and the University of Malta. The Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm D.) is spread over three years of study, commencing in October and spanning a total of six semesters. The first year of study is mainly composed of taught units with the second and third years based primarily on research and clinical experience. The programme is delivered using a blended learning model that includes lectures, distance learning and practice-based learning. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/doctorate-in-pharmacy [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of North Carolina Wilmington Online
Online Full time Part time 5 - 8 semesters September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. Doctor of Nursing Practice The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics. This program is pending approval by SACSCOC. Admission Requirements: Doctor of Nursing Practice Students will be admitted to the DNP program by recommendation of the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee based upon eligibility requirements and available resources. Under most circumstances, students admitted to the program will have met the following requirements: Master’s degree in nursing or post‐master’s certificate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur. Advanced Practice RNs (APRN) must have current national certification and be licensed and approved to practice as an APRN in their state of residence and currently employed in an advanced practice role. The APRN roles as defined by the American Colleges of Nursing are nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife or nurse practitioner. GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or... [-]

Doctorate in Public Health Administration and Healthcare Administration

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time September 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed their post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited post-baccalaureate institution or through independent study at IUGS. Coursework submitted for advanced standing transfer credit must be approved by the Dean. [+]

Instructional Philosophy and Mission IUGS students are typically mid-career professionals who completed their post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who need additional coursework to fulfil their requirements will be provided the opportunity to take the course(s) at another accredited post-baccalaureate institution or through independent study at IUGS. Coursework submitted for advanced standing transfer credit must be approved by the Dean. The coursework must be relevant to the students’ academic and/or professional goals and be consistent with the degree that is to be earned. The primary mission is to assist these students to complete a doctoral degree in their chosen area of study to improve and advance the fields of public health and healthcare. Degrees Offered IUGS offers PhDs in Public Health Administration and Healthcare Administration, Doctor of Public Health Administration (DPHA), Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA), and Master of Science degrees in both domains. Students are eligible for conferral of the PhD with the completion of a research-based dissertation, using an action learning framework. Students are eligible for conferral of the Doctor of Public Health or Healthcare Administration degree with the completion of a doctoral project showing the application of their learning to an applied area of interest. Students are eligible for conferral of the Master of Science degree with the completion of a Master’s research-oriented thesis, using an action learning framework. All students will demonstrate mastery of the competencies through a combination of coursework, seminar participation, and professional experience. The PhD Dissertation tends to be theoretical and involves more secondary then primary... [-]

EdD/PhD, Leadership and Gerontology

Concordia University Chicago Online
Campus or Online Open Enrollment USA Chicago

The PhD and EdD programs in leadership and gerontology provide a multidisciplinary framework from which to respond to existing age-related questions, and intensive, in-depth training for those who want unique preparation for leadership roles for addressing issues related to aging. The doctoral candidate's knowledge base of research methods and theoretical perspectives encompasses various social and basic science disciplines rather than relying on a single disciplinary approach to aging and leadership. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. The PhD and EdD programs in leadership and gerontology provide a multidisciplinary framework from which to respond to existing age-related questions, and intensive, in-depth training for those who want unique preparation for leadership roles for addressing issues related to aging. The doctoral candidate's knowledge base of research methods and theoretical perspectives encompasses various social and basic science disciplines rather than relying on a single disciplinary approach to aging and leadership. This PhD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained social scientists that have training in research methodology and its application in an aging society. The EdD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained stewards of gerontological leadership trained in applied gerontology. Candidates of this degree may actively engage in research, teaching, or service in academic or nonacademic settings. [Source: AGHE Standards and Guidelines for Gerontology and Geriatric Programs, 2008] The longevity revolution and growing numbers of people associated with an aging population is creating the need for advanced multidisciplinary study in gerontology. This doctoral program in gerontology reflects the need for expanding the knowledge base in the field and training in the profession. Graduates of our program will be armed with specialized training and will be well-positioned to assume leadership roles as a gerontologist in government, healthcare or academic settings. Career Outlook for Gerontologists Innerbody.com reports a very positive outlook for gerontology careers, and with an aging population this positive outlook is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Professional gerontologists... [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies.... [-]

Doctor of Business Administration: Healthcare Management

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management program equips students to excel in the top tiers of the healthcare field. You will examine the contemporary legal and ethical issues encountered by industry professionals when facilitating healthcare products and services. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. Liberty University’s online Doctor of Business Administration – Healthcare Management program equips students to excel in the top tiers of the healthcare field. You will examine the contemporary legal and ethical issues encountered by industry professionals when facilitating healthcare products and services. Through this program, you will also study the management of global healthcare systems in technological societies and the need for innovation in healthcare administration. Additionally, this program evaluates human resource management concepts as they relate to a manager's role in creating and maintaining a productive workforce environment. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

PhD in Pharmacognosy and Toxicology of Natural Compounds

Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The graduate of the study course has knowledge of substances produced by microorganisms, fungi, plants and animals that are used in therapy or are perspective. The graduate is able to comprehensively assess therapeutic and toxic effects of these natural products based on a profound knowledge in pharmacognosy, biochemistry, phytochemistry and analytical chemistry of natural products. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Basic methods of pharmacognosy work, basic knowledge of plant and fungal metabolites isolation (incl. structure elucidation), biological and chemical screening methods for natural substances a their biological potential, use of analytical methods for compounds study in natural matrix (plant sources containing potentially therapeutic substances, nutraceuticals), systematic pharmacognosy of primary and secondary metabolites, basic metabolic biosynthetic pathways, sources and methods of obtaining new potentially usable natural compounds via biotechnology and field production, study of secondary metabolites in plant tissue cultures and study of biogenetic processes in this material, possibility of their influencing in plant cells, standardization of herbal drugs. Systematic aspects of natural toxic substances, basics of forensic toxicology, use of analytic and other methods in forensic analysis of natural substances (toxicology and forensic botany), biochemical principles of natural compounds activity (incl. xenobiochemistry, pathobiochemistry). Knowledge of English (C1 at least). Questions for the entrance examination will be selected individually from the list in accordance with the submitted doctoral project (focus of Doctoral thesis). Extra bonus conditions (e.g. practice) Completed study in the Master's program on pharmaceutical faculties or faculties with natural sciences, agricultural or chemical profile. Diploma thesis at a high level developed on workplaces corresponding with profile of this board. Evaluation criteria of entrance examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of... [-]

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Eastern Kentucky University
Online Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

The OTD Program is designed for occupational therapists with a master's degree who want to: engage in occupation-based practice as a method of change to positively impact the future of the profession and the quality of occupational therapy services. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. Degree Options: Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Who Would be Interested in This Program? The OTD Program is designed for occupational therapists with a master's degree who want to: Engage in occupation-based practice as a method of change to positively impact the future of the profession and the quality of occupational therapy services. Ethically and responsibly meet the needs of diverse client populations by addressing issues related to health disparity in rural and urban areas, as well as policy and legislation at local, state, and national levels. Serve as leaders of change at local, state, and national levels using tools such as program development, participatory action research, client education, and evidence-based practice. Use advanced clinical and ethical reasoning skills to improve occupational therapy services. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? A degree from an entry level occupational therapist program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). International applicants must have met all requirements for practice in their own country and graduated from an accredited or World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) approved occupational therapy program. Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). International applicants must provide documentation that they are eligible to practice as an occupational therapist in their home country. A master's degree. A graduate research methods course. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? The first class will graduate in Spring 2015. Current students are employed in a variety of settings,... [-]

PhD in Physical Education and Sport

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area, through a multi-paradigmatic perspective and methodology, focusing on a global and integrated vision of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The total workload of the course would amount to 3 years full time... [+]

The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area, through a multi-paradigmatic perspective and methodology, focusing on a global and integrated vision of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The total workload of the course would amount to 3 years full time. A Doctor of Physical Education and Sport should still be able to communicate with their peers and with society in general about their area of expertise, and to promote in academic and professional contexts, scientific, social and cultural progresses in a society based on knowledge. Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired With the award of the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and sport, students must: To demonstrate a systematic knowledge in one specialty of the Doctorate programme in Physical Education and Sport ("Teaching of Physical Education and Sport" or "Physical Activity and Health") and master models, methodologies and research techniques associated with this area of knowledge and to their specialties; To display the ability to conceive, design and deliver a significant and innovative research in Physical Education and Sport; To contribute, through original research, to expand the frontiers of the knowledge in Physical Education and Sport, which is recognized by the publication of research outputs in international journals with referees; To show competences that could enable their integration in different professional or academic contexts as promoters and holders of high specialization. Entrance Conditions The... [-]

PhD in Imaging Methods in Medicine

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program entitled "Imaging Methods in Medicine" covers various qualitative and quantitative methods of image analysis in biology and medicine. Research and the development of new imaging techniques and procedures, as well as the analysis, processing and interpretation of data are also emphasized. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program entitled "Imaging Methods in Medicine" covers various qualitative and quantitative methods of image analysis in biology and medicine. Research and the development of new imaging techniques and procedures, as well as the analysis, processing and interpretation of data are also emphasized. The degree program is closely related to molecular biology, molecular imaging, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology and many other fundamental and clinical fields of biomedicine. The standard length of study is three (3) years. Tuition Fee 50 000 CZK This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance exam is conducted orally – professional and language knowledge and preparadness of the aplicant to the independent to the scientific work in the particular branch are tested. Discussion about project of dissertation thesis is a part of the interview. Conditions for admission - Submission of the application for, including all relevant enclosures by 30th April 2017. - Successful completion of the entrance exam before the commission of field board - Duly completed masters´s study programme [-]

PhD in Experimental Surgery

Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates in PhD program in Experimental surgery have excellent qualification to advance with his/her career in surgery and to achieve university degrees. [+]

Graduates in Experimental surgery Postgraduate Doctor degree studies in Biomedical Sciences (PhD programs) are usually physicians who have deep knowledge of theoretical disciplines, and control the basic and the advanced laboratory techniques. The graduates should be able to build a hypothesis, select appropriate methods to test the scientific hypothesis, to interpret the results of their work, to publish in scientific journals (with impact factor) and to present the result on scientific symposia and congesses. Graduates in PhD program in Experimental surgery have excellent qualification to advance with his/her career in surgery and to achieve university degrees. The duration of doctoral degree programs (PhD. programs) in biomedicine is at least 4 years, with the possibility to participate on international projects. Tuition Fee 50000 This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The candidate will take the entrance exam before a board of specialists in the relevant subject area. The entrance exam will take the form of an interview, in which specialist and linguistic expertise is tested, along with the candidate’s readiness for independent research work in their chosen field. Part of the interview will be a discussion, together with the chosen doctoral supervisor, on the proposed project for doctoral work. We recommend that the potential supervisor’s assurances that they will fulfil this role, and their views on how to cover the financial costs, are included in the discussion. Conditions for admission Complete and electronically submit the application... [-]

Doctor of Chiropractic

Sherman College of Chiropractic
Campus Full time 42 months September 2017 USA Boiling Springs

Sherman College offers the first professional doctor of chiropractic degree (D.C.). Students prepare for chiropractic licensure as fully qualified, primary health care providers who specialize in the area of vertebral subluxation through the achievement of the college’s curriculum and program student learning outcomes. [+]

PhD Degrees 2017. Find your Path to a Career in Chiropractic at Sherman College Sherman College offers the first professional doctor of chiropractic degree (D.C.). Students prepare for chiropractic licensure as fully qualified, primary health care providers who specialize in the area of vertebral subluxation through the achievement of the college’s curriculum and program student learning outcomes. The program is very demanding, including 4,824 clock hours in a set course sequence over 14 quarters or three and one-half calendar years Students learn from our passionate, expert faculty in a hands-on, highly individualized learning environment that makes for extraordinary success among our graduates. Change lives at Sherman College of Chiropractic Academics Our 14-quarter program is focused and rigorous, including two years of internship experience in our world-class chiropractic clinic Health Center, where students engage in all aspects of patient care to develop clinical competency and prepare for licensing exams and practice. Diversity The student body represents 42 states and 13 countries; 44% are female; 27% are married; 24% are minorities; and 8% are international students. Prerequisites Before enrolling at Sherman, students must have earned a minimum of 90 semester hours, including specific basic sciences courses.The GPA requirement is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Pre-Chiropractic Programs Several undergraduate institutions have pre-chiropractic programs and similar arrangements in place with Sherman, which are designed to facilitate transferring of credits or fast-tracking courses to complete all prerequisite courses. Financial Aid Nearly 98 percent of Sherman students receive federally funded financial aid and loans... [-]