Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR)

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All candidates 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. No specific major is required and there is no advantage to having a bachelor of art or bachelor of science degree. Applicants may apply with coursework in progress.

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

The below pre-requisites are required to matriculate with a grade of C or better.

Course Prerequisites

General Chemistry – 2 courses

General Biology with lab – 1 course

Math – 2 courses
Precalculus, calculus 1 or math
based statistics course

Social Science – 1 course
Life Span or Developmental psychology

Humanities – 1 course
English composition

Strongly Recommended Courses

  • Statistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Ethics


General: 3.2 or higher

Science: 3.0 or higher

Required GRE Score*

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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.

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

Links to free GRE practice tests

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Sample GRE Test Questions

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Four tests

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Note: All biology and chemistry science coursework and labs must be taken in a physical classroom and laboratory, unless previously approved, and may be taken at a community college. Please refer to acceptable online coursework for other pre-requisites.

If in doubt about a specific prerequisite, contact the Office of Admissions before taking the course.