Apply to the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.

To learn more about the program, please contact us or sign up for an info session, or fill out our Request for Information form.


October 15

Early Application

Apply early to waive the application fee. You must submit a fee waiver request form and wait for it to be processed before you submit your program application.

May 15

Priority Application

Recommended deadline for scholarship consideration and for international applicants who will need to apply for a U.S. visa.

July 1

Application Deadline

You may still be considered for scholarships.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended) with coursework in math, physics, biology and chemistry.

Acceptance into the program is competitive, and our standards are consistent with other rigorous graduate degree programs in the sciences. In addition to possessing an undergraduate academic record, successful applicants will have a strong academic foundation in the basic science disciplines. 

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences.

At least one of your letters of recommendation should be written by a science professor.

The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application. Please include your interest and/or experience in complementary and alternative medicine.

The application fee is nonrefundable, but application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee and fee waivers (new window).

Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.

We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.

GRE scores are not required, but we encourage applicants to report them if they are available. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).

Please include any previous AMCAS/AACOMAS application(s).

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.

International Applicants

Please note that the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by the May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, admitted students may defer their admission one time to a future open term. There is no additional admissions application fee charge for the one-time deferral.

For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Students page.

Tuition & Scholarships

Please visit our Degree Plan page for tuition and fees information.

The fund provides partial merit-based scholarships that are awarded to eligible fall incoming students in the Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences program. The fund is offered by the Division of Integrative Medicine and Whole Person Health. Integrative Medicine and Whole Person Health are strongly rooted in the principles of Cura Personalis (care for the whole person) and the use of globally diverse medical systems for the development of mind, body, and health as a whole.

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offers scholarships to incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application. BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on programs’ recommendations.

View More Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Scholarship Recipients

Our students have been very successful in earning Biomedical Graduate Education scholarships, including the Hoyas for Science Scholarship and Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship. Read about our recent BGE scholarship recipients.

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Financial Aid

Students may wish to apply for federal loans, private loans or outside scholarships. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for federal financial aid as soon as possible after applying for admission. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information or to obtain financial aid forms, please contact

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.