Online Admissions Application: Begin the application process by submitting an online graduate application and submitting the non-refundable $65 application fee payment.
Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution.
Minimum GPA: A GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended where 7 or more credits have been earned. If transcripts are being mailed to CIIS, they must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Transcripts from institutions outside the US or Canada require a foreign credit evaluation through World Education Services (WES) or CIIS will also accept foreign credential evaluations that are in a comprehensive course-by-course format from the current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Personal Goal Statement: 1-2 pages (typed, double-spaced). Please discuss the following:
- What impact would you like to have in the world with this degree?
- What personal and professional goals do you have that this degree can support?
- How would you like to apply a Masters in Integrative Health?
- Where can you see yourself working?
Autobiographical Statement: 4-6 pages (typed, double-spaced) Let us know your background, your academic and experiential training, and major events that shaped who you are today. Outline what you have been through, what you have done, the values you learned, and the connection you have to what you want to learn The following questions can serve to help prompt that basic aim.
- What makes you passionate about integrative health and wellness?
- How do your experiences (e.g., professional work, education, volunteering) so far inform your interest and future goals?
- How have your background, academic and experiential training, and major life events shaped your decision to pursue a degree in Integrative Health?
- What personal values will you bring to the field of integrative health and wellness?
Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation that speak to your academic and/or professional experience. The letters are preferably from a professional or academic in the field of integrative health or people who can speak to your ability to complete graduate work. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information on the letter- name, email, phone number, and mailing address.