About Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences
A truly unique graduate degree program, we work with students who are pursuing careers in health care but are also eager to develop an exceptional skillset that combines scientific thinking, evidence from research, and integrative medicine. These are the three fundamental pillars of the program.
Our mission is to educate a new generation of open-minded health care providers and scientists prepared to apply the knowledge and skills of complementary and integrative medicine with objectivity and rigor.
We train students interested in private- and public-sector careers related to complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) research, education and health care by providing them with a rigorous educational program that incorporates a firm foundation in biomedical science, in-depth exposure to CIM disciplines, and practice in critical thinking and evidence-based evaluation of CIM modalities.
Why Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences?
Our master’s program encourages students to dig deeper into the mechanistic basis for complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies such as acupuncture, massage, functional/integrative nutrition, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions. The program’s emphasis on multidisciplinary and evidence-based approaches is ideal for future health care providers, educators and researchers, providing a holistic understanding of the interaction between medicine and the human body.
The demand for well-informed and properly trained health care providers and scientists within the CIM field has grown out of intense consumer-driven interest in CIM, and the increasing integration of CIM modalities into clinical practice. Our program is the only one in the nation that offers such an innovative approach, placing Georgetown University at the forefront of graduate education in CIM.