Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy

Students working in the anatomy lab

Program Purpose

The Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy graduate program provides a comprehensive professional education that focuses on developing professional teachers of applied clinical anatomy. Through Northeast College of Health Sciences and cooperating institutions, students are trained in pedagogical technique and practical teaching experience to students of chiropractic, medicine, nursing, and other health care professions.

Program Description

The program is a two-year, full-time program devoted to the discipline of teaching anatomical sciences in clinical settings. It includes academic, pedagogical, and scholarly components. The program leads to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Anatomy. The graduate of the program will have expertise and experience to teach human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology in a variety educational and healthcare settings.

The program is rigorous, and students are selected on a competitive basis for limited openings. Applicants are chosen based upon academic credentials and an interview with the selection committee. M.S.C.A. student responsibilities include teaching in laboratories and lectures of various anatomical sciences courses, both at Northeast and at our partner institutions, which include the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The SUNY Upstate Health Sciences University. Additionally, students are responsible for the design and completion of a master’s thesis.

Admission to the M.S.C.A. Program

Candidates must apply by submitting an application to the Director of the M.S.C.A. Applicants must have an anatomy cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with no grade lower than a "C" in any anatomical science course.

It is recommended that the candidate have at least a 3.0 overall chiropractic college GPA. Applicants must hold a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and have successfully completed all National Board examinations.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning.

A limited number of three-year residency positions are available for the M.S.C.A. program. Residents are paid a competitive salary, are eligible to participate in Northeast's benefits package, and also may qualify for postdoctoral grants with certain funding agencies. Candidates for the residency must apply by submitting a residency application to the Human Resources Department in addition to the application for the M.S.C.A. academic program.

Applications are available online and should be submitted with all required materials to the Director of Human Resources as stated on the application form.

Interested individuals should contact the Director of the M.S.C.A. program prior to submitting application or to inquire further about the requirements for the program.

Maria Thomadaki, D.C.
Associate Professor, Basic Sciences
Director, MSCA Program
Northeast College of Health Sciences
2360 State Rte 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Phone: (315) 568-3236

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