New doctoral program coming to William Carey University

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - William Carey University will soon have a new doctorate degree in the field of medicine.

The board of trustees at the school recently approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In order for the program to get off the ground the school will need to raise $1.5 million. The plan is for the program to be housed in the old Thomas Business Building. The initial class will include 30-students and could get underway by the fall of 2015 or spring of 2016.

"We've hired a program director and a director of clinical education an we will need to hire four or five more," said Tommy King, WCU President. "We're going to renovate one of our empty buildings on campus which we just vacated when we moved into the new business building. There will be some renovation to get that building ready."

Future plans at the university call for a possible Professional School of Pharmacy that would be based at their gulf coast campus.

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