The Georgetown Difference

We are committed to the highest quality of education, access to resources, and personalized career advice, providing a transformative experience that will launch you on a path toward personal and professional growth.

Our Program

Full-time and part-time students may enroll. Full-time students will complete 35 credits and graduate in 11 months with a master’s degree, in time to pursue further studies in graduate, medical, or other professional training schools in the following Fall semester.

Meet CIM Experts

In-depth instruction and face-to-face discussions with national and international expert practitioners from the exploding field of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Hands-On Summer Practicum

During an eight-week long internship in the summer, students select CIM-related projects in academic institutions, federal agencies, and other organizations where they can apply curriculum concepts in a real-world setting.

Location

Studying in our nation’s capital of Washington, DC, students are in close proximity to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the United states Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), along with other healthcare agencies and  companies.

Support

The IMHS program supports students with personalized training and guidance toward fulfilling their  Pre-Med or Pre-Career aspirations throughout their time in the program and beyond.

Alumni Network

Alumni of the IMHS (formerly CAM) program are pursuing successful careers in diverse fields such as medicine and other healthcare professions, education, and biomedical research, demonstrating the opportunities afforded by career placement services to IMHS graduates.

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.

Our goal is to train students interested in private and public sector careers related to complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) research, education, and healthcare 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 CIM modalities.


Why a graduate degree in Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences?

The Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences (IMHS) 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 multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approaches is designed to provide future healthcare providers, educators, and researchers with 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 the intense consumer-driven interest in CIM, and the increasing integration of CIM modalities into clinical practice. The IMHS 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.