Take the first step toward a master's degree.

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.

Our program is ideally suited to those wishing to pursue:

  • A health profession, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, or complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) field. We provide an understanding of the science behind complementary therapies with an eye to integrating evidence-based CIM into professional practices.
  • A career in law with a focus on the legal aspects of CIM.
  • A career in administrative or regulatory affairs within the CIM industry or the public sector.
  • Additional science education to enrich the practice of CIM therapies.
  • Advanced studies toward a doctoral degree in a biomedical or CIM-related field.

To learn more about the program, please contact us.


May 15

Priority Deadline for Fall Admission

July 1

Final Deadline for Fall Admission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. International applicants are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.

We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. 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.

WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services are required for international transcripts.

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 limited application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee (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 and MCAT scores are not required, but we encourage applicants to report these scores 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.

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.

Need-Based Aid

Need-based financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information and 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.