Admissions

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Program Prerequisites & Application Requirements

Review your program of interest below to determine specific application requirements. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Graduate applicants may apply to undertake two programs concurrently, with the exception of the ND/DAcCHM combination.

Graduate Programs

All graduate and professional degree candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a US Department of Education-recognized accredited college or university, or the equivalent (as determined by NUNM) from an institution outside of the United States. Credit will only be given for prerequisite coursework earning a grade of C or better.

Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Official copy of all transcripts
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
Familiarity with or exposure to naturopathic medicine
On-campus interview for admission (Virtual interviews at this time) – by invitation only.
Program requirements
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
Familiarity with or exposure to (classical) Chinese Medicine
On-campus interview for admission (Virtual interviews at this time) – by invitation only.
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
Familiarity with or exposure to (classical) Chinese Medicine
On-campus interview for admission (Virtual interviews at this time) – by invitation only.
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
Familiarity with or exposure to (classical) Chinese Medicine
On-campus interview for admission (Virtual interviews at this time) – by invitation only.
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Official copy of all transcripts
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
An understanding of why this degree program is for you
An on-campus interview is NOT required for the MScN program
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Official copy of all transcripts
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
An understanding of why this degree program is for you
An on-campus interview is NOT required for the MScGH program
Program requirements
Application for admission
$75.00 application fee
Resume or curriculum vita
Designated essay questions
Two recommendation forms (academic or professional)
Official copy of all transcripts
Complete prerequisite table in the application for admission
Bachelor’s degree – candidates may apply while in progress
Grade of C or better in prerequisite coursework – candidates may apply while in progress
B or higher cumulative GPA is strongly recommended
An understanding of why this degree program is for you
An on-campus interview is NOT required for the MSIMR program

Bachelor Completion Programs

Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$50.00 Application fee
Designated essay questions
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
One recommendation form (academic or professional)
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$50.00 Application fee
Designated essay questions
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
One recommendation form (academic or professional)
Program prerequisites
Application for admission
$50.00 Application fee
Designated essay questions
Official copy of all college or university transcripts
One recommendation form (academic or professional)

Pursuing a degree on a medical school campus requires precautionary measures regardless of the degree you are seeking.

In accordance with state and federal laws, NUNM holds its students to the highest standards of professionalism, maturity and character throughout their academic experience. In an effort to provide a safe environment for our academic and patient communities, the following requirements must be met before you begin your program.

Immunization Requirements (Graduate & Undergraduate Students)

In accordance with state and federal laws, NUNM holds its students to the highest standards of professionalism, maturity and character throughout their academic experience. In an effort to provide a safe environment for our academic and patient communities, the following requirements must be met before you begin your program.

Students are responsible for the costs associated with these requirements.

The existence of a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean that you will not be able to enroll at NUNM. Each case is carefully evaluated based on its merit and record. Generally speaking, the nature, type, and severity of the crime will be assessed and evaluated in relation to the requirements and policies of NUNM. Admitted students are selected regardless of age, sex, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status or family relationship.

Recommendation Forms

Please check for the number of recommendations required for your program. These forms should be completed by persons who know you well and can evaluate your skills and abilities. We look especially for those skills that transfer to the classroom setting (e.g., critical thinking, reasoning, writing, problem solving, professionalism, classroom participation, etc.). If you have been out of school for a while, employers are acceptable references. Recommendations from family members, significant others, or close, personal friends are not viewed favorably by the Admissions Committee.

Where to send supplementary application materials

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

Email: admissions@nunm.edu
Mail: 49 South Porter Street, Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503.499.0027