Doctor of Chiropractic M.S.
The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and UHCL have established a Cooperative Doctor
of Chiropractic Masters of Science in Biology Degree Program. Students meeting the
requirements (see below) may apply to enter the cooperative D.C./M.S. program. This
program provides students with the opportunity to earn a clinical doctorate degree
while gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the biological sciences.
Students wishing to participate in this cooperative program must be accepted into
both the TCC D.C. program and the graduate program in Biological Sciences at UHCL.
Upon completion of the cooperative program the degrees of Doctor of Chiropractic and
Master of Science in Biology will be conferred by the Texas Chiropractic College and
Entry Requirements to participate in Cooperative D.C. | M.S. Program
- Independent admission to TCC and the M.S. degree program at UHCL.
- Earn passing grades in all Tri-1 through Tri-5 courses at TCC.
- Prior to enrollment in the cooperative program, the student must earn a Bachelor's
degree or have earned TCC's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Biology (at
the completion of Tri-5).
- Earn a TCC GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application to the program.
- All students who apply to the cooperative D.C./M.S. program are required to follow
all UHCL academic standards and policies in addition to those of TCC as well as complete
the UHCL application forms and fees.
- Copies of the student's official TCC transcripts showing conferred B.S. degree will
be made available for the Biological Sciences graduate department at UHCL.
- Upon acceptance into the program students must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA at UHCL.
Earning a "C" at UHCL will result in academic probation in accordance with UHCL policies,
which could ultimately result in their dismissal from the M.S. program.
- The GRE Exam will not be required for admission to the cooperative degree program.
Students enrolled in the cooperative D.C./M.S. program will complete a total of 36
hours of advanced courses in the M.S. program at UHCL as detailed below. The required
foundation courses for admission to the Biology M.S. degree program [BIOL 3431 (Genetics),
BIOL 4431 (Biochemistry), MATH 3038 (Computational Statistics), BIOL 3231 Microbiology,
BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology, and BIOL 4435 (Human Physiology)] will be waived contingent
on the candidate's earning a "B" (3.0 GPA) or higher in the first 5 trimesters of
The cooperative degree program consists of 7 hours of course credit for basic science
courses at TCC, 17 core degree hours at UHCL, and 12 credit hours of elective courses.
Key required courses include two Cooperative Education Work Term courses in which
the student will serve as: 1) a laboratory instructor in gross anatomy and 2) as a
facilitator for a problem-based learning small group in physiology courses at TCC.
A capstone course (3 hours) will also require students write and deliver an original
basic science lecture in their area of specialization to first year TCC students.
The student will pay all tuition and related course fees, as well as any additional
fees (ex. parking, etc.) incurred.
For additional information please contact CSE Academic Advising.