Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa Only

How long is the M.S. degree program?

You'll complete the program in two years or six consecutive trimesters. All M.S. students begin classes in the Fall Trimester.

Is the program available on all three campuses?

We offer the program only on the Davenport, Iowa, Campus - the location of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research.

Can I complete the program parttime?

No. We only enroll graduate students on a full-time basis.

Can I complete the program online?

No. We offer the program as a full-time, in-person program on the Davenport, Iowa, Campus. To realize its full benefit, we need you to participate "hands-on" in our research clinic setting with patients and faculty.

Can I enroll in the M.S. and D.C. programs simultaneously?

Typically, the rigor of both the D.C. and the M.S. degree programs does not allow for simultaneous enrollment.

How much is tuition?

Tuition is $447 per credit hour.

Is there any financial assistance available?

Tuition waivers and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Contact the  Research Program Manager for further details.

Once I complete the program, what can I do with my degree?

The M.S. program is fully accredited and offers graduates career path options, such as:

  • Moving towards a faculty or administrative position at a chiropractic college.
  • Pursuing a Ph.D. or other postdoctoral training to begin a career in research.

What do I need to do to apply?

Complete the online application form and provide additional necessary documents. Once you're application is received, you'll interview with selection committee members and the program administrator.

  • Early application by May 1 is highly recommended.
  • Final deadline for application is August 1.
  • All M.S. students begin classes in the Fall Trimester.