Admissions

Advanced Scholars Program

What is the Advanced Scholars Program?

Qualified undergraduate students will earn their bachelor of science degree (either from their original undergraduate institution or from NUHS) and a doctor of chiropractic degree (DC) or doctor of naturopathic degree (ND) from National University of Health Sciences in less time, and for less cost than earning the degrees separately.

How much time will I save?

As an Advanced Scholar, you'll complete your BS and DC or ND degrees in less time, saving you a year of tuition and expenses. The length of most chiropractic and naturopathic degree programs is five academic years. However, DC and ND students at NUHS enroll in classes year-round and may receive their degrees in 3.5 years. This means that without the Advanced Scholars Program, finishing a BS and DC or ND degree would typically take a minimum of 7.5 years. Since you'll only be spending 3 years in undergraduate studies, and your first year at NUHS will count toward both your BS and DC or ND degree, you'll have a chance to finish both degrees in 6.5 years.

What do I need to qualify for the Advanced Scholars Program?

  • To qualify, you must complete 90 credits of undergraduate coursework in the qualifying bachelor of science program at your university (listed below).
  • Students should have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Exceptional students with a lower GPA will be eligible for admission with the recommendation of their advisor.

Eligible Undergraduate Schools and Programs

National University is working to expand the Advanced Scholar Program to additional schools to bring this opportunity to a larger number of exceptional students. However, we select only institutions that have programs rigorous enough to prepare students to enter graduate study after their initial three years.

Ball State University (BSU)

  • Ball State University students in the Bachelor of Science in pre-medical preparation program.
  • Works with NUHS DC degree only.

Elmhurst College

  • Elmhurst College students in the Bachelor of Science in health science technology program with pre-professional specialization in chiropractic medicine.
  • Works with NUHS DC degree only.

South Dakota State University (SDSU)

  • South Dakota State University students in the Bachelor of Science in biology program with pre-professional specialization in chiropractic medicine. 
  • Works with NUHS DC degree only.

National University of Health Sciences

Questions?

Contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or admissions@nuhs.edu

  

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