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Master’s Degrees in Alternative Medicine & Systems

1,522 Yearly Graduations
$23,300 Median Salary
$111,020 Median Debt
There are 58 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in alternative medicine. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 44% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 8.6% of alternative medicine graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Alternative Medicine Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,522 earned their master's degree in alternative medicine. This makes it the 8th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in alternative medicine at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,522
Doctor’s Degree 1,110
Bachelor’s Degree 401
Basic Certificate 243
Undergraduate Certificate 131
Associate’s Degree 87
Graduate Certificate 82

Earnings of Alternative Medicine Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in alternative medicine is $23,300. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $19,900 to a high of $25,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in alternative medicine is $111,020. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $120,863 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $77,432.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,294.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in alternative medicine. About 72.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 416
Women 1,106
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Alternative Medicine

The racial-ethnic distribution of alternative medicine master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 419
Black or African American 43
Hispanic or Latino 146
White 653
International Students 131
Other Races/Ethnicities 130
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Alternative Medicine Master's Degree Students

There are 58 colleges that offer a master’s degree in alternative medicine. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

122 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pacific College of Health and Science tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,309 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,105 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Pacific College of Health and Science awarded 122 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of East - West Medicine

Sunnyvale, California
114 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of East - West Medicine comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at UEWM. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#3

South Baylo University

Anaheim, California
99 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

South Baylo University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from South Baylo University. About 49% of this group were women, and 63% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Pacific College of Health and Science

San Diego, California
61 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pacific College of Health and Science. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,571 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,243 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Pacific College of Health and Science awarded 61 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

57 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,525 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,393 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at New York Institute of Chinese Medicine. Of these students, 61% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

48 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at OCOM. About 81% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia University of Oriental Medicine comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine. Of these students, 51% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

44 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from AOMA. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#8

California Institute of Integral Studies

San Francisco, California
44 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California Institute of Integral Studies comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,708 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from CIIS. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#10

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
40 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree is Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. About 68% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Bastyr University

Kenmore, Washington
40 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bastyr University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,820 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,900 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Bastyr University awarded 40 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

39 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maryland University of Integrative Health comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at MUIH. About 95% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

34 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pacific College of Health and Science. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,660 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,499 per year.

The alternative medicine program at Pacific College of Health and Science awarded 34 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

New York Chiropractic College

Seneca Falls, New York
33 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York Chiropractic College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The alternative medicine program at New York Chiropractic College awarded 33 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 73% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

32 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Health and Science University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,634 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,475 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from THSU. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

32 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University of Natural Medicine is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,397 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,837 per year.

The alternative medicine program at National University of Natural Medicine awarded 32 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

31 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for alternative medicine majors who are seeking their master's degree is East West College of Natural Medicine. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 master's degrees were handed out to alternative medicine majors at East West College of Natural Medicine. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 74% were women.

31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The alternative medicine program at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

27 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida College of Integrative Medicine comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in alternative medicine. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from Florida College of Integrative Medicine. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#19

Five Branches University

Santa Cruz, California
27 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Five Branches University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in alternative medicine. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in alternative medicine from Five Branches U. Of these students, 74% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Alternative Medicine Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 1,302
Traditional Chinese Medicine 135
Holistic Health 28
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy 22
Alternative Medicine & Systems 17

Below are some popular majors that are similar to alternative medicine that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 51,213
Public Health 15,589
Health/Medical Admin Services 13,435
Mental & Social Health Services 13,051
Allied Health Professions 10,882

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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