Admission – Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research

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All candidates for the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university, or the equivalent (as determined by NCNM) from an institution outside the United States.


General Chemistry – 2 courses
General Biology with lab – 1 course
Math – 2 courses (Precalculus, calculus 1 or mathbased statistics course)
Social Science – 1 course (Human psychology)
Humanities – 1 course (English composition)

Strongly Recommended Courses

Statistics – 1 course, Cell Biology, Ethics


General: 3.2 or higher

Science: 3.0 or higher

Required GRE Score*

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Sample GRE Test Questions

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Four tests

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GRE Scoring New Scale Previous Scale
Verbal 150 500
Quantitative 160 650
Analytical Writing 4.0 4.0

Subject test not required.

*Will accept MCAT score of 25 or higher or a PCAT score at the 60th percentile rank or higher in place of the GRE.

Applicants outside the recommended GPA or test score will be considered based on their demonstrated research capacity and commitment to integrative medicine, and are encouraged to apply.


Required for international students. Minimum computer test score: 213, minimum paper test score: 550.

Application Materials (Apply online)


What interests you about integrative medicine research? (800 words or less)


Please include internships, extracurricular activities and publications

Personal Statement

Describe your background in research, research-related interests or career goals in 800 words or less.