Florida A&M University Bestows Its First Doctoral Degrees in Two Fields

Earlier this month the first graduates from the doctoral program in physical therapy and the Ph.D. program in pharmacy received their degrees at historically black Florida A&M University. Fourteen students received doctoral degrees in physical therapy. One student, Nkechinyere Ichit, received a PharmD/Ph.D., which is different from the traditional PharmD degree that is required for licensed pharmacists. The Ph.D. in pharmacy qualifies the degree holder to conduct high-level research and to teach pharmacy courses at leading research universities. Ichit completed the Ph.D. program in eight years.