Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How long does the program typically take to complete?
On average, a student may take 24 months (on a 2 credit hours/semester schedule) to complete the program.
Students may request to take a reduced course load. While students can complete the program in 24 months, by enrolling and completing a lower number of courses at any given time, students may complete the program in an extended timeframe that requires longer than 24 months.
2. How many weeks in each semester?
Each course is 15 weeks in duration which equals a semester. It is possible to take three semesters per year, representing 45 weeks.
3. Who can apply to this program?
At this time, a doctorate in a health profession is required for admissions into the program.
4. What are the classes in the program?
You can view all the classes on our curriculum page by clicking here.
5. What is the average weekly time commitment for this program?
The amount of time a student should dedicate to completing the program within a 24-month schedule is 10 hours per week on average.
6. Will the time of the online class be done through a series of pre-loaded videos or would we have to attend live stream classes?
All classwork is conducted in an asynchronous manner. Courses contain extensive interaction but are completed on the scholar’s time and contains various due dates each week.
7. How do International Students apply to the program?
International students who have completed their education outside of the United States should submit an official, certified, translated transcript. International students whose native language is not English, and who did not receive a degree from an institution within the United States, are required to take the TOEFL and have official scores submitted directly to Carrick Institute as part of the application. Minimum scores of 80 on the Internet-based, 213 on the computerbased, and 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test are required. Student can register for the TOEFL test at (https://www.ets.org). TOEFL scores must be mailed to the following address: Carrick Institute Attention: Office of Graduate Degree Programs 8910 Astronaut Boulevard, Suite 102 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Foreign transcript evaluations are accepted from any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org). The agencies recommended by Carrick Institute are Educational Perspectives (http://www.edperspective.org) and Josef Silny & Associates (www.jsilny.org). Students are encouraged to check directly with the agencies for current prices and requirements.