Application Requirements

Application requirements vary by program. Please review your program below to determine application requirements. Candidates for any program other than the undergraduate degree completion programs may select two programs concurrently.

Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Doctor of Naturopathic Program (ND)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably academic)
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
    • Catalog course descriptions for all prerequisite courses
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • Familiarity with or exposure to naturopathic medicine
  • On campus interview for admission – by invitation only

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably academic)
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
  • Catalog course descriptions for all prerequisite courses
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • Familiarity with or exposure to (classical) Chinese Medicine
  • On campus interview for admission – by invitation only

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably academic)
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
  • Catalog course descriptions for all prerequisite courses
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • Familiarity with or exposure to (classical) Chinese Medicine
  • On campus interview for admission – by invitation only

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
  • Catalog course descriptions for prerequisites
  • Designated essay questions
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • An understanding of why this degree program is for you
  • An on campus interview is NOT required for the MScN program

Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis.

Applicants applying for Summer 2016 will not be notified of a decision on their application for admission until the week of February 29, 2016.

Applicants applying for Fall 2016 will not be notified of a decision on their application for admission until the week of May 9, 2016.

Master of Science in Integrated Medicine Research (MSiMR)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
  • Catalog course descriptions for prerequisites
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Copy of active license – must either hold a license to work with patients in a medical/health care context (ND, MD, DAOM, MSOM/LAc, DO, DC, PsyD, RN, etc.) or be concurrently enrolled in a program at NCNM.
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • An understanding of why this degree program is for you
  • An on campus interview is NOT required for the MSiMR program

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
  • Catalog course descriptions for prerequisites
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
  • B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
  • An understanding of why this degree program is for you
  • An on campus interview is NOT required for the MScGH program

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Master of Science in Integrative Mental Health (MSiMH)

  • Application for admission
  • $75.00 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • Designated essay questions
  • Official copy of all transcripts
  • Copy of active license – must either hold a license to work with patients in a medical/health care context (ND, MD, DAOM, MSOM/LAc, DO, DC, PsyD, RN, etc.) or be concurrently enrolled in a program that will provide them with such a degree.
  • Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
  • An understanding of why this degree program is for you
  • An on campus interview is NOT required for the MSiMH program

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants applying to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine, and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine programs are required to submit one letter of recommendation, although we will take up to two. References may send their letters either directly to the Office of Admissions or have the applicant send it to the Office of Admissions him/herself in a sealed envelope. Letters should be written by persons who know the applicant well and can evaluate the applicant’s skills and abilities. We look especially for those skills that transfer to the classroom setting (critical thinking, reasoning, writing, problem solving, assessment, etc.). Professors make great recommenders (assuming the student has taken a class with them). If an applicant has been out of school for a while, employers are also acceptable sources. Recommendations from family members, significant others, or close, personal friends are not viewed favorably by the Admissions Committee.

Where to send supplementary application materials

You may send supplementary application materials such as official transcripts, letter of recommendations, and any other additional documents by one of the following methods: