The first decision most students will make when selecting a holistic medical school is what credential they're seeking. Holistic medical schools offer programs that award certificates, bachelor's degrees or master's degrees.
10 Schools with Holistic Medical Programs
These are ten of the best schools offering holistic medical education in the United States as of 2016, featuring up-to-date tuition information from the 2015-2016 school year.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition (2015-2016)*|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver||Denver, CO||4-year, Public||Bachelor's degree|| $6,420 for in-state
$20,057 for out-of-state
|Drexel University||Philadelphia, PA||4-year, Private||Postgraduate Certificate Program||$31,519 (graduate)|
|Front Range Community College||Westminster, CO||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's degree|| $3,527 for in-state
$13,244 for out-of-state
|Anoka - Ramsey Community College||Coon Rapids, MN||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's degree||$5,022|
|Georgian Court University||Lakewood, NJ||4-year, Private||Postgraduate certificate, Master's degree||$16,070 (graduate)|
|St. Catherine University||Saint Paul, MN||4-year, Private||Master's||$13,878 (graduate)|
|University of Bridgeport||Bridgeport, CT||4-year, Private||Doctorate degree||$13,200**(doctoral tuition)|
|Mount Wachusett Community College||Gardner, MA||2-year, Public||Associate's degree||$5,188 for in-state/$10,108 for out-of-state|
|Daemen College||Amherst, NY||4-year, Private||Bachelor's degree||$25,995|
|Johnson State College||Johnson, VT||4-year, Public||Bachelor's degree|| $11,018 for in-state
$23,714 for out-of-state
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **School website (2016-2017)
School Selection Criteria
There are many factors to consider when choosing where to attend school for holistic medicine. Consider the following when looking for holistic medical schools:
- Students must consider the availability of specialties offered by holistic medical schools including homeopathy, reflexology, massage therapy, and nutrition.
- Many of the largest schools offering holistic medical programs are private, so cost will be an important factor.
- Joint or dual degree programs in holistic medicine and another field are also available at some holistic health colleges.
Students have the opportunity to enroll in graduate and undergraduate degrees in holistic medicine, as well as certificate programs. These programs are often equipped for specialization through different focuses and joint degree availability.