The program prepares students to meet the demands of an ever changing and broadening health care industry, and a clientele that expects their health care practitioners to be CAM-savvy. The curriculum consists of 15-credits of MSHS core coursework, and 12 credits of specialization coursework, including three required courses and one elective, all focusing on topics relevant to professionals working in the integrative health and wellness field. The program culminates in a 3-credit faculty-guided, self-directed graduate project designed to address a particular complementary or integrative health sciences issue or problem that is of interest.

The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is especially appropriate for healthcare professionals who wish to expand their skill sets in the areas of aging, health professions education, disease management with CMRI, clinical laboratory sciences, or integrative health and wellness. For those who wish to increase their expertise in the area of health care research, there is an individually tailored track. The program provides an excellent foundation for those interested in doctoral education.

The program consists of an inter-professional core of courses which includes Data Analysis and Interpretation, Research Methods, Evidence Based Literature Review, and Health Services Issues and Trends or Health Care Policy. In addition to specialization courses for the featured areas/tracks, the program allows student to select courses from a list of electives including but not limited to: health care ethics, health care law, management and leadership, strategic planning and quality management. The courses are offered online in either 8 - week or 15 - week blocks. The program culminates in a capstone project, which if approved, may be conducted at your institution or company.

* Health Services Issues and Trends
* Data Analysis and Interpretation I
* Research Methods for the Health Sciences
* Evidence-Based Literature Review
* Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
* Clinical Approaches in Integrative Medicine

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Bachelor's Degree, official transcript of highest degree, two letters of recommendation using the SHRP-IDS recommendation form, copy of Professional License/Certificate (if applicable), statement of professional career goals, resume/curriculum vitae. Applicants with non-U.S. degree must have transcript evaluation, minimum 3.0 GPA. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

If you are pursuing a master's degree or professional, terminal degree, Rutgers can help you find fellowships and scholarships to support your advanced study.


The Rutgers name is recognized everywhere, and a Rutgers degree makes a great first impression. Weve built our academic reputation on solid accomplishments:

* Rutgers is a memberso are Harvard, Yale, and Berkeleyof the prestigious Association of American Universities, the 61 leading research universities in North America.
* More than 175 Rutgers research centers support pioneering work in stem cells, climate change, DNA analysis, and more.
* Rutgers international reputation draws top students from more than 130 countries and all 50 states.

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