School of Research & Graduate Studies

Heather Zwickey, PhD, Dean of Research & Graduate Studies

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Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research

This program is designed for those interested in a strong foundation in research and study design in integrative medicine. As the need for evidence–based medicine grows stronger, the demand for research skills in integrative medicine has increased.

This program aims to train master’s level researchers, evidence-based clinicians, and clinician researchers by offering courses that cater to multiple career paths.

Master of Science in Global Health

The Master of Science in Global Health is designed for students who desire to understand the complexity of global health challenges and contribute to solutions in a meaningful way.

This unique program combines public health with traditional medicine providing a whole-systems approach to global health. Program coursework investigates multi-disciplinary solutions to complex health issues, emphasizes health disparities and social justice, and offers fieldwork to hone skills locally or internationally.

Master of Science in Nutrition

The Master of Science in Nutrition at NCNM focuses on diets that are based on whole, unprocessed foods. To create a well-rounded curriculum, the program integrates nutritional biochemistry and pathophysiology with advanced clinical nutrition knowledge.

This active-learning curriculum provides a solid foundation in holistic nutrition and food systems, complemented by skill-training in cooking, teaching, and nutritional counseling. 

Apply now for the MSiMR, MScGH or MScN program.

NCNM Research and Graduate Studies Internship Program

This program is an eight-week intensive that will expose undergraduate students to integrative medicine research methodologies, landmark studies in the field and current areas of research. This is an unpaid internship that does not provide credit for students.

Students will complete two mini-projects: one qualitative, interview-based project and one quantitative, laboratory-based research project. Students will also attend weekly seminars and group meetings and complete a presentation. Living costs and wages are not included as this is currently an unfunded internship program.

  • Internships run from June 16-August 5, 2014

  • Applications due May 1, 2014

  • Notifications will be sent by May 19, 2014

To apply please email the following to

  • A current resume or CV

  • Any additional information regarding past research experience, including paper, poster or presentation abstracts

  • Two references

  • Short essays answers:

    • What are your career goals? What you would like to accomplish in this internship to support those goals?

    • What interests you about integrative medicine research?

Questions? Contact Morgan Schafer, Chair of the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research Program at NCNM, 503.552.1752