Admissions Process


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Submission of supporting documents

Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:

Application Review

Application packages are reviewed by the Selection Committee and qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the committee.

Invitation for interview

Interviews are granted to qualified applicants who meet the application criteria. The interview lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.

Research is an integral component of the program. All students are expected to start the program with a supervisor and research topic. The supervisor must be a CMCC faculty member with a PhD.

Prior to attending the interview, applicants must identify a research supervisor and potential research topic. This involves meeting with faculty to determine what research opportunities are available. Please e-mail Antora at to receive the current research supervisor list.


The Selection Committee will consider both the application information and the interview in making a final decision. Up to 10 qualified applicants may be offered admission. The top five candidates will qualify to receive a Fellowship Award.

Notification of Outcome

All interviewed applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision within four weeks of the interview. Unsuccessful applicants who wish to reapply are required to complete a new application form and resubmit supporting documentation. Acceptance Applicants receiving an admissions offer must confirm their intention to attend the graduate program by submitting a non-refundable registration fee to CMCC.

Applicants must hold or obtain the following minimum qualifications before commencement of the residency programs:

  • Graduation from a chiropractic program accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Canada of the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic regulatory and educational boards, or an accrediting agency, which is a member in good standing of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International.
  • Successful completion of provincial (Ontario) and national (Canadian) board examinations (completion of American national board examinations is not required but is an asset).
  • Active membership with the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Ontario Chiropractic Association.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants are advised to contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada to ensure compliance with the regulations governing the entrance of foreign students. Foreign nationals are required to hold and present a valid study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in order to register at CMCC. Eligibility and application requirements are available at

CMCC will retain a copy of the student permit for the duration of his/her academic program, subject to institutional requirements as determined by the CIC. International students who are not residents of Canada will be required to provide evidence of personal health insurance coverage at the time of registration.

For further details, please download the current CMCC Academic Calendar.