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We are still accepting applications for fall 2018. The application for fall 2019 will open on Sept. 1, 2018.

Submit your application

We’re thrilled that you’re taking this step towards enrolling at NUNM. We seek the most qualified individuals from different backgrounds into our degree programs. It is important to follow the application deadlines and requirements for each program.

The requirements for admission vary based on the degree program to which the applicant is applying. NUNM degree programs do not have a specific minimum GPA requirement, but only a small percentage of individuals of applicants are admitted with below a 3.0 GPA.

Candidates for admission for all programs are evaluated holistically and the following characteristics may be considered:

  • Dedication to service, compassion, critical thinking skills, ability to effectively communicate, self-discipline, self-awareness, and sense of purpose.
  • Affinity for and/or prior experience with the program or field to which the applicant is applying.
  • Scholastic record and other achievements.
  • Understanding of health care issues.
  • Recommendations.

Steps to take when applying to NUNM.

If offered admission, the following is required to secure your seat:

  • BSiHS and BScN programs require a non-refundable $200 deposit to secure your seat
  • MScGH, MSiMH, MSiMR, and MScN programs require a non-refundable $300 deposit to secure your seat
  • ND, DSOM and MSOM programs require a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your seat

Pursuing a degree on a medical school campus also requires, by State and Federal laws and licensure organizations:

  • Background check (applicant is responsible for the fee)
  • Drug testing
  • Release of Information
  • Proof of certain vaccinations, or letter of exempt

Additional NUNM requirements:

  • Statement of Intent to enroll
  • Change of address
  • Final, official transcripts for all institutions

All graduate and professional degree candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university, or the equivalent (as determined by NUNM) from an institution outside the United States. No specific major is recommended for any degree program, although strong preparation in the natural sciences is required for the doctor of naturopathic medicine degree program.  A broad array of courses in humanities and liberal arts is strongly recommended for all degree programs.  Prerequisite coursework is a key consideration used to determine a student’s academic preparation for a program. Credit will only be given for prerequisite coursework earning a C or better. There is no advantage to holding a bachelor of science or bachelor of art, as long as you have completed the program’s prerequisites.

Credit for Life Experience

NUNM has no provision for awarding credit for life experience.

Criminal Disclosure

NUNM is primarily considered a medical school by training Chinese medicine practitioners and naturopathic primary care physicians.  NUNM, in accordance with state and federal laws, has high standards for the health care professionals we graduate. Individuals are held to high standard of professionalism, maturity, and character. In an effort to provide a safe environment for our academic and patient communities, a criminal background check is required upon admission. Professional licensing boards are required by law and/or policy to exclude individuals with certain convictions.

The existence of a conviction does not necessarily mean that a student will be denied admission to NUNM. Each case will be evaluated on its facts. Generally speaking, the rational relationship of the nature, severity, and decency of the crime to the interests and needs of NUNM will be assessed, and the responsibility and maturity of the person convicted will be carefully considered and weighed.

Applicants are selected regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disabilities, or any other protected class under local, state, or federal law.

Where to send supplementary application materials

You may send supplementary application materials such as official transcripts, letter of recommendations, and any other additional documents by one of the following methods: