Macquarie University

Master of Chiropractic



University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 5 million
Student Population 40,200
Int'l Student Population 8,600
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 2 – 3 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $45,200 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2022
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*
International Places no set limit


The Macquarie University Department of Chiropractic has state-of-the-art facilities to enable teaching of manual therapy and patient assessment. Purpose built rooms for radiology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and case management complete the space.

The Macquarie chiropractic program is a rigorous evidence-based program and educates you in the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required for registration as a chiropractor. The Master of Chiropractic program is an internationally recognized degree that strives to graduate inquiring, diligent and ethical clinicians and researchers who practice person-centred health care with a focus on the musculoskeletal system.

Benefits of chiropractic at Macquarie

  • Smaller class ratio at approximately 1:10–12
  • Macquarie has a 99% employment rate within 6 months for domestic and international students
  • 3-year degree, with internship


This rigorous chiropractic program will prepare you for a rewarding career in one of the largest primary health professions. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the full diagnostic and clinical management knowledge and skills you need to work in private practice, chiropractic sports medicine, allied health areas, health insurance assessment, medico-legal advising, work health and safety, rehabilitation and research.

The Master of Chiropractic is a rigorous program that further develops the concepts and techniques introduced in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. In conjunction with coursework, you will be required to participate in a year-long internship working within one of Macquarie University’s chiropractic clinics.

Key benefits

  • A year-long internship at one of the university’s chiropractic clinics
  • Ensures you are eligible for registration in both Australia and New Zealand: you can undertake additional examinations to practice in other countries
  • You will learn how to run a practice, operate X-ray equipment, and practice spinal manipulation


Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in health or medical science, including the completion of substantial studies in human anatomy (including musculoskeletal, visceral and neuroanatomy); and substantial studies in human physiology.

A minimum GPA required for consideration is 2.50/4. Applicants will be chosen based on their grade point averages from previous studies and completed prerequisites. No work experience is required.

Pathway program
Students without a strong background in human systems may want to consider the pathway program, the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Combined with the Master of Chiropractic, this will qualify students to practice as a chiropractor in Australia or Canada. The total duration for the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic is 5 years and includes an internship.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. Applications close when the program is filled. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.