Concurrent MS/DC Degree Requirements

Concurrent MS/DC Degree
Requirements

Students entering Logan's Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program are able to work toward completion of a Master of Science Degree during their doctoral education. This allows students to concurrently complete a portion of the necessary requirements for either of the Master of Science Degree Programs.

What are the requirements for admission?

-Completion of a bachelor's degree at Logan University or other accredited undergraduate institution
-Cumulative GPA of a minimum of 2.5/4.0 in your bachelor's degree.
-If you are a Doctor of Chiropractic, successful passage of all parts of Part I of the National Board Exam (NBCE).
Score of 375 or above on all parts of part 1 of the Chiropractic National Board OR have a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 283 (combined verbal and quantitative). The previous minimum qualifying score of 750 (combined verbal and quantitative) will continue to be accepted by applicants who took the exam prior to September 2011 and provide documentation. The GRE score of 750 will be accepted in documentation for up to 5 years (until September of 2016).
-Applicant must be in good professional standing
-Completion of Graduate Application

How do I apply?

Students can apply online or by obtaining a paper application from the Office of Admissions (Admissions@logan.edu).

How long will it take?

Current D.C. students are able to take some courses concurrently while in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program. Students will be able to start Master of Science courses in trimester 5 or 6 depending on completion of Part 1 of the Chiropractic National Board Exam or GRE.
The Master's in Sports Science and Rehabilitation will take one additional trimester after completion of the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
The Master's in Nutrition and Human Performance can be completed within the 10 trimester Doctor of Chiropractic program. 

When are the Master of Science classes offered?

Students are able to start coursework three times per year (January, May or September). Contact an Academic Advisor to set up a schedule of courses. 

Do I need a bachelor's degree?

Yes. Either through Logan's concurrent Bachelor of Science Degree Programs in Human Biology or Life Science or from another accredited undergraduate university. A specific major is not required. 

What classes are involved?

The Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation requires 50 credit hours of coursework. For students in the Doctor of Chiropractic program, 24 hours of coursework will concurrently count toward the Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science Degrees. An additional 26 hours will be required for completion of the Master of Science Degree. The six-hour clinical internship can be taken in an additional trimester (11th trimester). A hybrid online format is available for courses in this program. For questions about on-line regulations, please view your state's local listings. 

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance has 38 credit hours of required coursework, 10 of which count concurrently toward both the Doctor of Chiropractic and MS degree. An additional 28 credit hours are required for completion of this Master of Science degree, 6 of which are designated for the master's thesis. The thesis can be completed during the 10th trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic program. Limited internships are available for this master's degree, but would require completion in an 11th trimester. 

How do I pay for the additional coursework?

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan funds are available to all eligible students.

Coursework Transferability

If Doctor of Chiropractic coursework is less than 10 years old, appropriate coursework may be transferable for a maximum of 24 credit hours. If appropriate coursework was taken over 10 years ago, proficiency exams will be made available to permit students to demonstrate current mastery, as determined by the MS Advanced Standing Subcommittee. Life experience, or credit earned from non-accredited sources like diplomate study, would not qualify a student for taking a proficiency exam. The prerequisite for qualifying to take one or more of these proficiency exams must be previously earned academic credit from an accredited college or university. A student may earn a maximum of 24 hours of advanced standing credit, via proficiency exam. Proficiency exams for any course may not be repeated. A fee is required for each exam. Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

Transcript Evaluation

There is no transcript evaluation fee for a preliminary evaluation, but students must apply before a complete evaluation will be made. 

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