Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
- Life Chiropractic College West offers a five years doctorate in Chiropractic
- Students learn all the intricate details of the anatomy and physiology of the human body at a professional doctoral level
- Students focus on applying science to the function and assessment of the human body
- Graduates focus on learning chiropractic technique and examinations skills as well as patient communication and business skills
Application Processing Time in Days: 30
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
3 Years of PSW
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Evaluating Transferable Semester Units
To qualify for admissions to a chiropractic doctoral degree program, entering students must have earned a minimum of 90 transferable semester units (135 quarter units) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution. Students who have carried a 3.0 GPA or above (out of 4.0) will be considered for our standard and/or accelerated program. Students with a 2.75 GPA but are falling short of the 3.0 guideline will be reviewed and will be considered for an Alternative Admissions Track Program.
While the 90-unit threshold is nationally dictated by the CCE, it also ensures that students have the foundation necessary to succeed in a post-graduate level environment.
Science Prerequisites for a Chiropractic Degree:
24 of the 90-semester unit requirement (36 quarter units) must have come from Life or Physical Science courses. At least half of those science courses must have had a substantive lab component.
If you’re still completing your undergraduate degree, we strongly encourage you to work with our admissions staff to help select the courses that will best prepare you for success in chiropractic school and beyond.
Recommended science courses:
- Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- Exercise Physiology
- Chemistry I and II
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Human Anatomy
- Physics I and II
Also accepted as science courses (but not limited to):
- Organic Chemistry I and II
General Studies Prerequisites:
While there are no specific requirements when it comes to general studies credits, Life Chiropractic College West strongly recommends a well-rounded course of study and we require transferable credits to be 100-level courses or above.
The following course types are often helpful in preparing you to earn your doctoral degree and in the chiropractic profession as you transition into a career after graduating:
- Human Development
- Information Systems
AATP: ALTERNATIVE ADMISSIONS TRACK PROGRAM
Applicants who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a scale of 4.0 for the required 90-semester units will be reviewed by the admissions committee and may be admitted on an alternate admissions track (AATP).
Applicants with an undergraduate degree may be admitted with all majors, including those with and without a science emphasis. Those applicants with a degree without the science emphasis will be reviewed by the admissions committee and may be admitted on an alternate admissions track (AATP).
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
- Duration: 05 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 14139 USD
Application Fee: 45 USD