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From University of Western States

University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated health care education and provides an evidence-informed approach to health and wellness. Our graduates deliver high-quality health care based on science, the professional’s skill and knowledge, and the preferences and experiences of the patient or client.

The university is at the forefront of an emerging, whole-person philosophy of health care by offering a variety of health and wellness educational programs. As a leader in health sciences education since 1904, UWS provides integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in our dedication to current research and practices. The commitment spans all of our graduate and professional programs:
Doctor of Chiropractic
Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Master of Science and Doctor of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology
Master of Science and Doctor of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admissions

Application Deadline
Deadline for International Students
Admissions Website
Application Fee

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Chiropractic Program at UWS

The University of Western States (UWS) flagship doctor of chiropractic program is a rigorous, 12-quarter doctoral program that can be completed in three to four years. Taught on our beautiful campus in Portland, Oregon, students learn from experienced faculty working in the field. Students gain real-world knowledge to treat patients more effectively and with a relationship-centric approach.

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,034
Part-Time Grad Students
458
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    52.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    26%
  • Multiracial
    7.2%
  • Unknown
    7%
  • Asian
    2.5%
  • Hispanic
    2.2%
  • African American
    1.9%
  • Native American
    0.6%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Driven
    50%
  • Down-to-earth
    17%
  • Intellectual
    33%
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What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    17%
  • Great brand name
    17%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%

Professors

Poll
83%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.6 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $100K+
    50%
  • $25K-$50K
    33%
  • <$25K
    17%
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How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • Did not graduate yet
    83%
50%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Crime & Safety
      C
    3. Nightlife
      A+
    Median Household Income
    $52,694
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,308
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $292,676
    National
    $184,700
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    University of Western States Reviews

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    I am so pleased with the education I am receiving from University of Western States. My graduate program is science-forward and evidence-based. I am learning so much! It is amazing to compare it to my undergraduate program where much of the information taught seemed to be outdated, as the science and medicine field has been rapidly evolving. University of Western States is top of the line when it comes to distance learning, making it easy for students all across the United States to enroll and participate, regardless of their daily schedules. I have absolutely no regrets about choosing to pursue higher education at the University of Western States!
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    All of my professors exhibit immense knowledge on their academic areas of focus and most have had extensive real-life experience working or doing research in the field. It is great to learn from academics who have had careers outside of just teaching, it makes them easier to relate to. I feel that I have gained new knowledge following every lecture I attend, which makes me feel like the money I am spending on school is worth every penny.

    Even though I am participating in my program remotely all of the courses are set up to encourage student-to-student interaction and group work, which I didn't anticipate being a big part of online learning. The professors are also very good at being available every day and offer very quick responses to questions and emails.
    I have loved my experience at University of Western States so far. You can tell all the teachers care about you and want you to succeed. The clubs are where the real learning happens. The only thing I would say is that there are a couple teachers with their hearts in the right place, but maybe aren’t so good at teaching. But an overall wonderful experience so far!