Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research

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If you’re drawn to making a mark in medicine through NUNM’s culture of collaborative research and scholarship, our Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) degree is one of the few programs in the country that allows students to study integrative medicine using rigorous research methods. There’s a reason that the National Institutes of Health funds NUNM’s scientific investigations—we have some of the most respected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) physician-researchers in the country teaching our students. Through cross-disciplinary coursework and hands-on research experience, we train students for multiple research career paths. Our students develop natural medicine research protocols from our expert faculty and also work alongside scientists from all fields, including local and national institutions.

Today’s health challenges are daunting, and the need for innovative approaches to health care is growing. Integrative medicine incorporates conventional and complementary practices to treat disease and create optimal health and wellness for patients. With the continued rise in popularity of integrative approaches to health, there is a growing demand for rigorous whole-systems medical research—showing how it works and how effective it is for patients.
Attend NUNM and discover skills that can be applied to basic science, clinical or public health research. Our students tailor their research projects to focus on their personal interests, and have included a dietary supplement and exercise study, the effects of peat mud pack therapy on osteoarthritis, and a global health study on the obstetrics practices of West African women in birthing.

Our students choose from a variety of elective courses that give them practical experiences as they work on innovative research projects that allow them to develop theses, publish case studies, and exhibit at conferences locally and nationally. Make your mark in research—your future awaits you!

Program Outcomes

Our graduates are skilled in research methodology, study design, data collection and analysis. Their skill sets allow them to contribute high-quality studies that are relevant—and necessary—to the real-world practice of integrative medicine. They develop the assurance and confidence to employ integrative medicine research and scientific integrity while cultivating an exciting career in integrative medicine.

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We are now accepting applications to the MSiMR program for the Fall 2019 term. Apply Now