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University of Western States (Western States Chiropractic College)

University of Western States (UWS), located in Portland, Oregon, offers a world-class, integrated education to students and provides the community with an unsurpassed, natural approach to health and wellness.

Master's Programmes

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Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



At UWS we strive to create a workplace filled with respect and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our university community. UWS further strives to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Consider joining us at UWS for a career with great benefits, a beautiful place to work and an unmatched work/life balance.

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Housing services

University of Western States is located in a quiet and affordable residential neighborhood only 20 minutes from downtown Portland. UWS does not offer on-campus housing, however, the office of student services helps provide students with housing resources for Portland and surrounding areas near the university. Information about community housing opportunities is posted throughout campus and is also available in the UWS classified listings.

Library services

One-on-one help with searching or databases; classroom instruction in support of assignments/projects; tutorial creation

ICT services

The library provides 20 computer stations for student use, half of which are located in the quiet zone of the library, and the other half in the group study area. Wi-Fi access is also available for individuals with their own laptops or mobile devices. The copy center located across from the circulation desk houses one printer. 

Medical services

Counseling services for UWS students are available at no cost through the Pacific University Psychological Service Center. You can schedule an appointment with a counselor directly by emailing

Student Life

Campus life

Campus security and safety are important issues in postsecondary education today. University of Western States is committed to providing students with a safe environment in which to learn. UWS has established a number of safety measures in order to keep students, faculty, staff and campus visitors safe and well informed about campus safety. These protocols include our campus alert system, campus security program and counseling support.

Sports facilities

Health and fitness is a focus on campus for students, faculty and staff. Many student groups hold activities throughout the week for mental and physical well-being.

Portland, Oregon, United States

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