It's your life and your degree, and you have no time to waste. Once you know you want to pursue a career in natural healthcare, it's time to get down to business. There are a number of degrees that will support you as you weave graduate work into your existing life, learn at a fast pace and propel yourself into the rewarding career you want.

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Become a Doctor in Just Over 3 Years.

Believe it or not, you can earn your Doctor of Chiropractic in just over three years, or an M.S. degree in only two years. At Northeast, the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program can be completed in just 10 trimesters of focused, structured, evidence-based study. Students spend time in the classroom and labs, begin real-life hands-on adjustments by the second trimester, and have the opportunity to get a wide variety of real-world clinical experiences beginning in their seventh trimester.

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Wondering how you can prepare for such a rigorous, fast-paced D.C. program? There are several academic requirements for admission into Northeast's program you should keep in mind. First, you'll need an equivalent of three academic years of undergraduate study (90 semester hours) at an accredited institution. Applicants also need to have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in life and physical science courses, and at least half of these must have a lab component. A GPA of 3.0 or above is also a strong indicator of your ability to succeed in a D.C. program. At Northeast, we're happy to provide a free transcript evaluation for you, to best assess what else you might need to prepare.

Add M.S. to Your Credentials.

You might also want to consider earning a Master of Science degree, particularly via a program that will help you balance real life and work goals with your academic pursuits. Northeast's Master of Science in applied clinical nutrition and Master of Science in human anatomy and physiology instruction degrees can be completed 100% online. Within just two years, you can gain a master's degree, knowledge, connections and credentials in a rapidly expanding field. 

These programs are ideal for students who are working professionals and need flexibility as they balance school, life, and work. These programs also appeal to D.C. students; many opt to enroll in both the doctorate program AND an M.S. program simultaneously, to make the most of their graduate school experience!

Requirements vary for online master's programs, and take into consideration a wide variety of academic and professional experiences. For example, Northeast's applied clinical nutrition M.S. program requires 90 semester hours of undergraduate study, at least nine credit hours in biosciences, and a 2.5 GPA or higher. For the human anatomy and physiology instruction M.S. program, a 2.5 GPA or higher is desired, as well as an already-earned master's degree, advanced clinical degree, significant teaching experience, or graduate certificate.

Once you're ready to jump in and apply to a high-quality, in-demand healthcare program, we can help. We've compiled a Grad School Checklist to help you make the most of your application process. Download it today to get started.