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  • MS in Complementary and Integrative Health

    This evidence-based program provides health care professionals with the tools to assess, guide, and evaluate patients by merging complementary and integrative health practices into the framework of conventional clinical practice. Coursework explores topics such as phytomedicine, functional nutrition, and mind/body modalities, providing a solid foundation in core competencies, as well as a theoretical basis for applying these practices.

    Program Outcomes

    Graduates will be eminently positioned as leaders in this specialty field in roles such as:

    • Consultants
    • Educators
    • Hospital Administrators
    • Integrative Health Care Practitioners
    • Program Developers

    Program Features

    • Courses taught by integrative health care practitioners and internationally-recognized leaders in the field
    • Congruent with the educational standards set forth by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and meets the core competencies of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
    • Available entirely online

    American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, Inc. has endorsed Drexel University’s Complementary and Integrative Health Master's and Certificate Programs, which allows graduates of these programs to sit for the nationally accredited board certification in holistic nursing.

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    College of Nursing and Health Professions Program Team

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    The plan of study is designed with 1-2 courses per quarter. Graduate students who utilize student loans (FAFSA) have to maintain a minimum enrollment of 4.5 credits for a term or two courses per Quarter. 

    Required Courses
    CIT 503 Holistic Living For The Caregiver 3.0
    or NURS 539 or Holistic Living for the Caregiver
    CIT 502 Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies 3.0
    or NURS 529 or Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies
    CIT 501 Foundations of Phytotherapy 3.0
    or NURS 551 or Foundations of Phytotherapy: Clinical Applications of Herbal Therapy
    CIT 511 Spirituality, Health and Healing 3.0
    or NURS 561 or Spirituality, Health and Healing
    CIT 552 Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques (I-ART) 3.0
    or NURS 552 or Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques
    CIT 619 Principles of Bioenergy Therapies 3.0
    or NURS 619 or Principles of Bioenergy Therapies
    CIT 626 Translational Research in Complementary and Integrative Health 3.0
    CIT 656 Traditional Healing Systems 3.0
    or NURS 656 or Traditional Healing Systems
    CIT 657 Functional Approach to Clinical Nutrition 3.0
    or NURS 657 or Functional Approach to Clinical Nutrition
    CIT 696 Integrative Health Strategies I 3.0
    CIT 697 Integrative Health Strategies II 3.0
    CIT 698 Graduate Seminar 3.0
    Electives 9.0
    Total Credits 45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Open to licensed health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, including:
      • Nurses, physician’s assistants, psychologists, women’s health practitioners, members of oncology organizations, clinical nutritionists, and couple and family therapists
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in a health-related field
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
        • If your GPA is lower, you're still encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on your resume. You must also provide two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.

      Required Documents

      With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
      • Personal Statement
      • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
      • Additional requirements for International Students


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $984 per credit.

      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
        • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
        • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
        • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
        • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
        • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
        • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      Academic Calendar

      2020-2021 Academic Year


      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Exams Begin

      Exams End

      Fall 2020

      September 21, 2020

      December 5, 2020

      December 7, 2020

      December 12, 2020

      Winter 2021

      January 4, 2021

      March 13, 2021

      March 15, 2021

      March 20, 2021

      Spring 2021

      March 29, 2021

      June 5, 2021

      June 7, 2021

      June 12, 2021

      Summer 2021

      June 21, 2021

      August 28, 2021

      August 30, 2021

      September 4, 2021

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