M.S. in Health Science
Integrative Health and Wellness
About the Program
The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) Degree in UMDNJ's School of Health Related Professions offers a specialization Integrative Health and Wellness. It is designed for healthcare practitioners and administrators to learn about evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities and integrative healthcare practices. Students have the opportunity to interact with faculty and student colleagues in a variety of health-related disciplines. This internet-based program offers the benefits of flexible learning from the largest, fully-accredited academic health sciences center in the United States.
The Integrative Health and Wellness (IHW) masters degree program is a thirty (30) credit masters degree taken through the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Core courses provide a foundation in evidence-based research. IHW students also complete specialized courses in complementary and alternative medicine concepts. All students are required to complete a graduate research project to fulfill requirements for the degree.
The IHW masters degree in health sciences is designed provide a strong CAM foundation to meet the demands of clinicians and administrators in the ever-broadening health care industry. The online courses are taught by our experienced and dedicated faculty in the Departments of Primary Care, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Faculty are experts in their field with many years of professional and educational experience, including the delivery of high quality, student-centered, online education.
UMDNJ is fully-accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The MS degree in Integrative Health and Wellness is designed for:
- Healthcare practitioners must be licensed or certified (where applicable.) This includes, but is not limited to: dentistry and allied dental services; dietetic services and nutrition science; diagnostic imaging; emergency medical and acute care/life support technologies; health and medical assisting; medical laboratory technologies; medicine; mental health services; nursing; optometry; pharmacy; physical, vocational and psychosocial rehabilitation therapies; communication disorders sciences; speech pathology.
- Healthcare professionals and administrators include individuals working in community health services, public health, epidemiology, health informatics, health services management/administration, and health-related research.
- Licensed or certified practitioners of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies will be considered for admission.
All applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and meet allrequirements for admission to the UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions. The internet-based curriculum requires computer skills and reliable access to internet services. Click here for more information on minimum technology requirements.
The thirty (30) credit M.S. degree program can be completed in 5 semesters. Students have up to 5 years to finish the degree requirements. Typically, students pursue the degree on a part-time basis over 3 years. Current and recent course schedules can be accessed online.
For More Information
The Prospective Students webpage has information on admissions, transfer credits, tuition, portfolio assessment, deadlines, and the application process.
School of Health Related Professions Student Handbook is the best source of current information on academic policies, registration, and student support services.
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To learn more about the graduate degree program at ICAM, please view the following videos. Note: Videos require Microsoft Windows MediaPlayer 7 or above
Dr. Adam Perlman, former Executive Director
Studying at ICAM, Marcia Hamilton, MS Student