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 2023
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 a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university (related discipline preferred) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 (approximately 60% +). Related discipline areas include but not limited to human anatomy, human neuroanatomy, human physiology, human pathophysiology, human pathology, human biology, chemistry, human biochemistry, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, human neurophysiology, physics, human biomechanics, human health-related discipline.

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. Offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.