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Coordinated Degree Programs

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Coordinated Degree Programs

NUHS has partnered with the School of Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to offer two coordinated degree programs. Exceptional DC students can now pursue the Master of Public Health or the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research at UIC while completing their DC program at NUHS.

Advanced standing credits from each school allow students to finish both degrees in a shorter amount of time and for less tuition cost than if both programs were taken separately. In addition, there are scholarship opportunities available, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Expand Your Career Options

These academic degrees can prepare you for more career options including:

  • Public health policy development and administration
  • Academics
  • Government and research
  • Additional private and group practice opportunities
  • Integrative medicine positions
  • Employment in public health clinics

For more information about careers in public health, see the PublicHealth Career Mart by the American Public Health Association.

Program Details

A coordinated program requires between 12 and 14 trimesters to complete. Students will work with each university’s respective financial aid office at the beginning of the coordinated program to discuss special financial aid considerations. Limited scholarships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships may be available.

A minimum 3.25 GPA, as well as a baccalaureate in the biological sciences, is required for application to these programs. There are additional admission, application and financial aid requirements. For a program brochure, please contact an admissions counselor.

Alumni Spotlight

nuhs student dana madiganDana Madigan – DC, MPH, PhD
Dana researched access to chiropractic care in the country of Ghana, and presented her research at the American Public Health Association. Dana was also the first DC student selected for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and the first graduate of the coordinated DC/MPH degree program.

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For more information about the programs, please contact Dana Madigan, DC, MPH, PhD at [email protected] or 630-889-6447.