Attain a comprehensive understanding of complementary and integrative medicine coupled with hands-on experience through a summer practicum.

11-Month Program
Full-Time or Part-Time
Practicum Experience

Placement with a related organization

Fall 2023 Applications

Priority Deadline: May 15, 2023

Apply to join the M.S. in Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences at Georgetown, or connect with us to learn more about the program. We host virtual information sessions for prospective students.

What You’ll Learn

The Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences (IMHS) Master Program aims to help students understand and appreciate the principles and philosophies of globally diverse medical systems, to provide skills and foundational knowledge to critically evaluate the various modalities, and to prepare them for advanced education toward careers in clinical care, research, administration, or regulatory affairs and policy related to complementary and integrative medicine.

The program is one year program designed to provide students with a more robust and multi-disciplinary evidence based-approach to healthcare practices. The program focuses on training students to objectively assess the safety and efficacy of various complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) modalities and to introduce scientific rigor into understanding the mechanistic basis for CIM therapies such as acupuncture, massage, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions. Students who plan on entering careers in private and public sectors related to CIM research, education, and integrative healthcare, will be provided with a rigorous educational program that incorporates a firm foundation in biomedical science, exposure to CIM disciplines, and competence in evidence assessment. 

During the summer, students will partake in a practicum where they will be placed with top CIM-related organizations, putting to practice their learnings and developing real-time problem-solving skills. The practicum should contribute to students’ knowledge of CIM or public health at clinical, basic science, educational, regulatory, and/or public policy levels. This is an opportunity to learn and use practical real-world skills while serving as ambassadors of the IMHS program. Participants receive mentorship throughout the practicum to provide support and help in maximizing their experience.

Degree Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Degree Plan

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Degree Plan

Pre-Med & Pre-Health

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Pre-Med & Pre-Health Preparation


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Practicum Information

Application Process

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Why a graduate degree in integrative medicine & health sciences?

As a truly unique graduate degree program, the master’s program equips students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare but also eager to develop an exceptional skill set combining scientific thinking, evidence from research, and integrative medicine.