Master of Science in Nutrition

Become a holistic nutritionist in a two-year master’s program

There’s increasing demand for nutrition professionals that understand how diet can be a powerful tool for treating disease and increasing wellness. In the U.S., many in this growing group of professionals are holistic nutritionists. As clinicians, health coaches, advisors and educators, holistic nutritionists take a whole-systems approach to food and health.

Working one-on-one with patients, holistic nutritionists use diet to impact chronic conditions like autoimmune disorders and diabetes. But nutrition is an evolving field and nutrition professionals are also working to increase the health of food systems, create nutrition education programs, evolve regenerative farming practices, and develop therapeutic menus. Whatever their career path, holistic nutritionists share a common goal: to help people find their own path to better health with whole-food nutrition.

At NUNM, we believe food is medicine

The Master of Science in Nutrition program at NUNM was founded by naturopathic doctors rooted in the philosophy that food IS medicine, and what we eat has a profound effect on health. Understanding the science behind the most fundamental building blocks of our diet, nutritionists have the power to address chronic disease and wellness for individuals and communities.

The only Master of Science in Nutrition program with a “kitchen-first” approach

At NUNM, we believe the best nutrition professionals relate everything back to food. Food is more than just vitamins, proteins and calories. Food can be emotional connection, cultural exchange, environmental engine, and personal empowerment. While few people connect deeply with nutrients, everyone interacts daily with food. With food-first skills, you’re better able to meet patients and communities where they are and guide them to better health outcomes. 

Each layer of your classwork deepens your connection with food, from the seed to the plate. From hands-on classes with organic farms and regenerative farmers, to recipe creation in our on-campus teaching kitchen. 

Nutrition science for each individual

Nutrition science is constantly evolving as evidence shows that individuals respond to foods in vastly different ways. At NUNM, you’ll study a rigorous scientific foundation in the physiology of nutrition and learn to thoughtfully evaluate new studies and emerging research. We’ll teach you how to sift through the overwhelming number of viewpoints on nutrition and find the best solutions for patients and communities. Since people respond to food in different ways, we center our education on developing individualized diets that consider each person’s unique biology, cultural traditions, and access to food. 

Food and physiology are just the beginnings of whole-systems nutrition

Our curriculum widens the lens on nutrition to give students a more nuanced perspective on eating and health. With curriculum focusing on four key areas, we empower our graduates to view each patient and community in a truly holistic way. 

Clinical nutrition. Learn the complex interactions that nutrients and phytochemicals play within the human body. Thoughtfully evaluate emerging nutrition research.

Community nutrition. Learn population-based nutrition and determinants of health, such as food access, education and policy. Also explore economic, cultural, and social influences on nutrition.

Culinary nutrition. Learn the principles and application of food preparation in the teaching kitchen. Develop recipes and menus to support health. 

Environmental nutrition. Learn the landscape of local and global food systems paying specific attention to organic and sustainable practices. Following seed-to-table, explore the relationship between food production and utilization, while considering environmental, social, and economic facilitators and barriers of designing healthy communities.

Meet a Student

Amber Anderson loves that nutrition at NUNM goes far beyond a typical classroom setting, from our teaching kitchen to classes at organic farms.

“Helping people become holistically healthy,” Amber Anderson, MScN (’16), talks about her experience at NUNM and learning a holistic approach to nutrition.

Qualify as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

We believe that food is medicine and that each person should be seen as an individual when it comes to food. So, we’ve created a program that fulfills the academic requirements to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists evaluates each CNS candidate against a rigorous set of skills and competencies to determine eligibility and is broadly recognized nationally for those wishing to practice in a clinical setting.

The CNS is comparable to a Registered Dietician (RD) credential, but we believe being a CNS allows our graduates to practice nutrition in a more holistic, empathetic way. Learn more about the differences between RD curriculum and our program here.

We prepare you for a successful career helping people become holistically healthy

Our curriculum helps you navigate the broad and dynamic field of nutrition with real-world experiences and skills. In your final year of the program, you’ll develop a capstone project with guidance from an experienced industry mentor to build your resume in your area of interest. This process helps students refine their career direction and network within their chosen field. Some example capstone projects:

  • A student implemented a healthier version of the free-breakfast program at a local elementary school.
  • A group of students created a plan to reforest urban and suburban centers in order to relieve food insecurity and mitigate poverty; they created a test project on NUNM’s campus. 
  • Two students worked together to create a Pacific Northwest inspired cookbook.
  • A student worked to assess food security and sovereignty within the urban Native American community.

Additionally, nutrition students have the opportunity to see patients in our on-campus teaching clinic and learn the medical record-keeping system Epic. This gives our students who wish to go into clinical practice a true advantage in the market.

Wondering what your career after NUNM could look like?

A food educator teaching classes to support cancer patients at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City

Founder of a company selling award-winning cricket salts

A clinical nutritionist and GAPS-diet certified practitioner working in a naturopathic clinic

Co-owner and nutritionist at a Portland restaurant specializing in health-focused and diet-inclusive food

Meet an Alumna

As a Kaua’i, ‘āina-based educator, farm-to-school advocate and nutritionist, Tiana Kamen wants all children to have access to healthy foods, a garden, and nutrition and environmental education. She pioneered two farm-to-school programs, Farm to Keiki (a farm-to-preschool program) and the Kauaʻi School Garden Network. She’s also written a book to empower early childhood programs and families with young children throughout Hawaiʻi to teach about local, healthy food. Recognized by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, her book and training program, Farm to Keiki, has reached hundreds of early childhood educators in Hawaiʻi.

Learn more about Tiana here.

FAQ

Do you offer financial aid?

We do! Our financial aid office can help determine your eligibility for financial aid and provide you with resources to accomplish your educational goals.

Are you accredited?

NUNM is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Learn more about our accreditation and see our NWCCU evaluation reports.

Can I become a Registered Dietician (RD) with this degree?

No. Our program is comparable to RD programs in terms of rigor and scientific study, but we very intentionally chose not to align with the RD model of nutrition education. Our program prepares you to earn a Certified Nutrition Specialist credential, which is widely accepted by licensure organizations nationwide and allows for a more holistic, whole-food approach to nutrition. At NUNM you’ll learn how to use individualized diets and cultural competency to ally with patients on their journey to better health.

Do you teach vegan diets? What about paleo diets? Or keto diets? Or intermittent fasting?  

Yes and no. Our curriculum is grounded in individualized nutrition and whole foods. So, while yes, you’ll learn the components of healthy plant-based nutrition and other food philosophies, you’ll also learn that specialized diets might not be the best choice for your patient or the community you serve. 

Do you have an online program?  

Yes! Click here to learn about our online Master of Science in Nutrition program

Learn more

Program News

Faculty Highlight

Andrew Erlandsen, ND

Dr. Andrew Erlandsen earned his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from National College of Natural Medicine in 2011 (now known as National University of Natural Medicine). As an associate professor at NUNM, Dr. Erlandsen teaches a variety of nutrition courses in the ND, MSOM, MSiMR and MScN programs. He also teaches courses in clinical research and mentors MSiMR students on their thesis projects.

Dr. Erlandsen also works with the Food as Medicine Institute at NUNM. The Institute provides nutrition education for individuals, families and communities in order to nourish healthy relationships with whole foods and the use of food as medicine to prevent and reduce chronic disease.

In addition to teaching at NUNM, Dr. Erlandsen maintains a private clinical practice in Beaverton, Oregon. He sees patients of all ages, for both acute and chronic concerns, and utilizes the principles of naturopathic medicine to lead his patients to better health.

Program Options

The Master of Science in Nutrition program may be taken concurrently with the following programs.

  • MScN

    Admissions Requirements for MScN

    Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

    A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

    Prerequisite Courses

    Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

    General Biology 1 Human-related biology course required; Anatomy & Physiology strongly recommended.
    General Chemistry 1 Biochemistry strongly recommended
    Mathematics 1 Algebra or Statistics preferred.
    Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
    • General Biology — 1 Course
      Human-related biology course required; Anatomy & Physiology strongly recommended.
    • General Chemistry — 1 Course
      Biochemistry strongly recommended
    • Mathematics — 1 Course
      Algebra or Statistics preferred.
    • Psychology — 1 Course
      Any general psychology course 100-level or higher

    A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

    Documents & Essays

    Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

    Required Documents and Essays for the MScN Program

    • Resume

      A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

    • MScN: Career Goals

      Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

    Estimated Program Cost

    First-Year Tuition & Fees for MScN*
    Credits 33
    Cost/Credit $464
    Tuition $15,312
    Fees** $960
    Total $16,272

    * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

    ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the MScN program.

    Total MScN Degree Credits

    • Core program credits

      49

    • Elective credits

      15

    • Total required credits

      64

    • ND/MScN

      Admissions Requirements for ND/MScN

      Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

      A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

      Prerequisite Courses

      Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

      Biological Sciences 2 Science-major level. Competencies may be met through courses such as: cell biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Content should cover cell biology. Lab work required.
      Chemical Sciences 4 Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
      General Physics 1
      Mathematics 1 Must be in algebra, calculus, or statistics.
      English Composition 1
      Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher.
      Social Sciences & Humanities 2 Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology, sociology art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
      • Biological Sciences — 2 Courses
        Science-major level. Competencies may be met through courses such as: cell biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, botany, etc. Content should cover cell biology. Lab work required.
      • Chemical Sciences — 4 Courses
        Science-major level. Two sequential courses in both general and organic chemistry; biochemistry may serve as a substitute for one organic chemistry course. Lab work required for the general chemistry series.
      • General Physics — 1 Course
      • Mathematics — 1 Course
        Must be in algebra, calculus, or statistics.
      • English Composition — 1 Course
      • Psychology — 1 Course
        Any general psychology course 100-level or higher.
      • Social Sciences & Humanities — 2 Courses
        Courses in the areas of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology, sociology art, religion, philosophy, literature, music and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

      A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

      Documents & Essays

      Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

      Required Documents and Essays for the ND/MScN Program

      • Resume

        A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

      • Personal Statement

        Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

      • ND: Primary Care

        While you might not choose to ultimately practice as a primary care physician, you will be trained as such at NUNM and will be expected to work with all patients without bias or discrimination. Please discuss how you anticipate dealing with the following situations while you are a student at NUNM: a) Providing healthcare to patients who may differ from you in terms of gender identity, religion, political viewpoints, race, sexual orientation, etc. b) Providing treatments that you may have conflicting personal beliefs around but are necessary parts of your naturopathic education, including but not limited to administration of immunizations, pharmaceutical drugs, homeopathy, hormone therapies for patients undergoing gender transitions, etc. (maximum 1,000 words, double spaced)

      • MScN: Career Goals

        Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

      Estimated Program Cost

      First-Year Tuition & Fees for ND*
      Credits 82.75
      Cost/Credit $464
      Tuition $38,396
      Fees** $1,077
      Total $39,473

      * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

      ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the ND program.

      The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

      Total ND Degree Credits

      • Core program credits

        286

      • Elective credits

        16

      • Total required credits

        302

        Total MScN Degree Credits

        • Core program credits

          49

        • Elective credits

          15

        • Total required credits

          64

        • DSOM/MScN

          Admissions Requirements for DSOM/MScN

          Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

          A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

          Prerequisite Courses

          Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

          General Biology 1 Science-major level preferred with lab; cellular biology recommended.
          General Chemistry 1 Science-major level preferred with lab.
          Physics 1 Must include mechanics.
          Mathematics 1 Algebra or Statistics preferred.
          Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
          Humanities 1 Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music, and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
          • General Biology — 1 Course
            Science-major level preferred with lab; cellular biology recommended.
          • General Chemistry — 1 Course
            Science-major level preferred with lab.
          • Physics — 1 Course
            Must include mechanics.
          • Mathematics — 1 Course
            Algebra or Statistics preferred.
          • Psychology — 1 Course
            Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
          • Humanities — 1 Course
            Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music, and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

          A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

          Documents & Essays

          Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

          Required Documents and Essays for the DSOM/MScN Program

          • Resume

            A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

          • Personal Statement

            Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

          • DSOM #1

            Please discuss the specific factors that drew you to apply to the DSOM Classical Chinese Medicine program at NUNM.

          • MScN: Career Goals

            Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

          Estimated Program Cost

          First-Year Tuition & Fees for DSOM*
          Credits 56.75
          Cost/Credit $464
          Tuition $26,332
          Fees** $1,867
          Total $28,199

          * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

          ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the DSOM program.

          The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

          Total DSOM Degree Credits

          • Core program credits

            257

          • Elective credits

            10

          • Total required credits

            267

            Total MScN Degree Credits

            • Core program credits

              49

            • Elective credits

              15

            • Total required credits

              64

            • MScN/MScGH

              Admissions Requirements for MScN/MScGH

              Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

              A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

              Prerequisite Courses

              Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

              General Biology 1 Human-related biology course required; Anatomy & Physiology strongly recommended.
              General Chemistry 1 Biochemistry strongly recommended
              Mathematics 1 Algebra or Statistics preferred.
              Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
              Social Science 1 Any course from the following disciplines: psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology
              • General Biology — 1 Course
                Human-related biology course required; Anatomy & Physiology strongly recommended.
              • General Chemistry — 1 Course
                Biochemistry strongly recommended
              • Mathematics — 1 Course
                Algebra or Statistics preferred.
              • Psychology — 1 Course
                Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
              • Social Science — 1 Course
                Any course from the following disciplines: psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology

              A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

              Documents & Essays

              Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

              Required Documents and Essays for the MScN/MScGH Program

              • Resume

                A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

              • MScN: Career Goals

                Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

              • MScGH Personal Statement

                Please share what interests you about this program, why you believe you’re a good match for the program, and what you hope to do in the future with this degree. (2000 words max, double spaced)

              Estimated Program Cost

              First-Year Tuition & Fees for MScN*
              Credits 33
              Cost/Credit $464
              Tuition $15,312
              Fees** $960
              Total $16,272

              * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

              ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the MScN program.

              The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

              Total MScN Degree Credits

              • Core program credits

                49

              • Elective credits

                15

              • Total required credits

                64

                Total MScGH Degree Credits

                • Core program credits

                  50

                • Elective credits

                  12

                • Total required credits

                  62

                • MScN/MSiMR

                  Admissions Requirements for MScN/MSiMR

                  Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

                  A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

                  Prerequisite Courses

                  Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

                  General Biology 1 Science-major level preferred with lab.
                  General Chemistry 2 Science-major level preferred with lab.
                  Mathematics 2 Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or statistics.
                  English Composition 1
                  Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
                  Social Science 1 Any course from the following disciplines: psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology
                  • General Biology — 1 Course
                    Science-major level preferred with lab.
                  • General Chemistry — 2 Courses
                    Science-major level preferred with lab.
                  • Mathematics — 2 Courses
                    Must be pre-calculus, calculus 1, or statistics.
                  • English Composition — 1 Course
                  • Psychology — 1 Course
                    Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
                  • Social Science — 1 Course
                    Any course from the following disciplines: psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology

                  A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

                  Documents & Essays

                  Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

                  Required Documents and Essays for the MScN/MSiMR Program

                  • Resume

                    A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

                  • MScN: Career Goals

                    Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

                  • MSiMR: Background and Goals

                    Please speak to your career goals, background in research or research-related interests, and what interests you about integrative medicine research. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

                  Estimated Program Cost

                  First-Year Tuition & Fees for MScN*
                  Credits 33
                  Cost/Credit $464
                  Tuition $15,312
                  Fees** $960
                  Total $16,272

                  * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

                  ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the MScN program.

                  The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

                  Total MScN Degree Credits

                  • Core program credits

                    49

                  • Elective credits

                    15

                  • Total required credits

                    64

                    Total MSiMR Degree Credits

                    • Core program credits

                      60

                    • Elective credits

                      8

                    • Total required credits

                      68

                    • MSOM/MScN

                      Admissions Requirements for MSOM/MScN

                      Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or its foreign equivalent

                      A GPA of 3.0 or higher (strongly recommended)

                      Prerequisite Courses

                      Prerequisite courses are designed to ensure entering students are academically prepared for the curriculum of the program. Prerequisite courses may be substituted with comparable coursework if the learning objectives are met at the determination of the Admissions Committee, utilizing the evaluation procedures set by that committee.

                      General Biology 1 Science-major level preferred with lab; cellular biology recommended.
                      General Chemistry 1 Science-major level preferred with lab.
                      Physics 1 Must include mechanics.
                      Mathematics 1 Algebra or Statistics preferred.
                      Psychology 1 Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
                      Humanities 1 Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music, and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.
                      • General Biology — 1 Course
                        Science-major level preferred with lab; cellular biology recommended.
                      • General Chemistry — 1 Course
                        Science-major level preferred with lab.
                      • Physics — 1 Course
                        Must include mechanics.
                      • Mathematics — 1 Course
                        Algebra or Statistics preferred.
                      • Psychology — 1 Course
                        Any general psychology course 100-level or higher
                      • Humanities — 1 Course
                        Courses in the areas of art, religion, philosophy, literature, music, and other related fields will satisfy this requirement.

                      A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. Candidates may apply while in progress.

                      Documents & Essays

                      Applicants are required to submit essays to be considered for admission. Essays provide applicants the opportunity to share their background, abilities, interests and experiences, and how these will make them a good candidate for the programs at NUNM. Applicants should share some personal experiences and genuine thoughts in their essays. Explaining why you are applying to NUNM and how you would enrich that community is also helpful. The Admissions Committee will look for writing ability, as well as content when reading the essays.

                      Required Documents and Essays for the MSOM/MScN Program

                      • Resume

                        A chronological resume of work, educational, and volunteer experience. Include work experience, internships, research, activities, publications, community service, and any honors/awards received.

                      • Personal Statement

                        Please write a 2–3 page personal statement, which should include: the development of your decision to become a naturopathic physician or CCM practitioner; recent steps taken to further explore this career path; qualities and/or attributes you might bring to NUNM that might distinguish you from other applicants. (double spaced)

                      • MSOM #2

                        Please discuss the specific factors that drew you to apply to the Classical Chinese Medicine program at NUNM.

                      • MScN: Career Goals

                        Speaking to your background in nutrition, interests, and philosophy around nutrition, please share how you plan to use nutrition in your career. (maximum of 1,600 words, double spaced)

                      Estimated Program Cost

                      First-Year Tuition & Fees for MSOM*
                      Credits 43.25
                      Cost/Credit $464
                      Tuition $20,068
                      Fees** $1,867
                      Total $21,935

                      * The prices listed above reflect an estimate based on the 2020-2021 academic year.

                      ** Click the dollar amount to see an itemized list of fees for the MSOM program.

                      The above tuition numbers reflect only the cost of the primary program (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Concurrent degree plans are established individually and each term is priced accordingly. The credit hour fee is consistent across all graduate programs.

                      Total MSOM Degree Credits

                      • Core program credits

                        213

                      • Elective credits

                        6

                      • Total required credits

                        219

                        Total MScN Degree Credits

                        • Core program credits

                          49

                        • Elective credits

                          15

                        • Total required credits

                          64