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Integrative Medicine

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Sciences (M.S.H.S.), Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

The graduate program in Integrative Medicine prepares physicians and health practitioners in advanced principles and practices of wellness and lifestyle medicine. The curriculum is taught by internationally recognized leaders from the clinical and research sciences, including Nobel-prize winners and NASA scientists, with a focus on preventive, prognostic, and patient-centric approaches to care.

Admission Requirements

Admissions Deadlines:

Fall - July 15
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 15

Please note: these are preferred deadlines, not firm deadlines.

Standardized Test Scores:

Not required

Recommendations required:

One (1) recommendation

Prior Academic Records:

Transcripts required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Transcripts must be forwarded in their original sealed envelopes.

If academic records are in a language other than English, a certified English language translation must be provided in addition to the original transcripts; translations alone will not be accepted.

Official transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grades, U.S. degree equivalency, grade-point averages (GPA), and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

Statement of Purpose:

Please include a 250-500 word essay describing your reasons for undertaking study at the George Washington University, your academic objectives, career development plan, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, relevant to your program of interest. Include any substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.

Additional Requirements:

A medical degree or other degree in a health-related field.

International Applicants:

PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting Documents not Submitted Online should be Mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037

Contact for Questions:
hsphora@gwu.edu ~  (202) 994-8528
202-994-0870 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday