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Integrative Medicine Universities and Schools in the U.S.

Integrative medicine is a broad term that refers to a number of alternative healing and medicinal methodologies and careers. Integrative medicine degree programs are taken by students who've either already earned their MD and want to expand their options or those who wish to work in an alternative healing program.

Integrative medicine doctorate, master's degree and graduate certificate programs are often found within university health science departments or naturopathic medical colleges. Students can also find bachelor's and associate's degrees offered at 4-year schools and community colleges.

Schools with Integrative Medicine Programs

The table below lists a few of the colleges and universities that offer programs in integrative medicine. Use it to discover the school locations, programs offered and average tuition.

College/University Location Institution Type Programs Offered Tuition and Fees (In-State, 2015-2016)*
Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver, CO 4-year, Public Bachelor's $6,420 (Undergraduate)
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 4-year, Private Graduate Certificate $31,519 (Graduate)
Front Range Community College Westminster, CO 2-year, Public Associate's $3,527 (Undergraduate)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $5,022 (Undergraduate)
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO 2-year, Public Certificate, Associate's $3,429 (Undergraduate)
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA 2-year, Public Associate's $5,302 (Undergraduate)
Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH 4-year, Public Graduate Certificate $9,540 (Graduate)
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT 4-year, Private Doctorate $16,450 (Graduate)
St. Catherine University Saint Paul, MN 4-year, Private Graduate Certificate, Master's $13,878 (Graduate)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for integrative medicine schools:

  • Since some programs prepare students for entry-level careers, while others are designed to supplement healthcare positions in related fields, students should consider their career goals before enrolling.
  • Prospective students should make sure the school lists its program as evidence-based in order to ensure scientific rigor.
  • Students may want to choose a nationally accredited school if they plan on becoming alternative medicine practitioners or would like to complement their current or as-yet-unearned healthcare degree with a certificate or degree in integrative medicine.

Students who wish to integrate alternative healing methods into traditional practices may pursue programs ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees at a number of colleges and universities around the country.

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