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.