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The course requirements for the masters degree provide an overview of holistic health care approaches, allow you to explore the benefits of natural medicine, and expand your knowledge of the evidence-based, healthcare research that supports these techniques.

Students entering the Mind-Body Medicine master's program must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to enrollment. Master's degree students must complete a minimum of 41 credits. Credits are earned by completing Department of Mind-Body Medicine courses. Some credits from a Saybrook master's-level program in other schools may be transferable into the doctoral degree program. Specific requirements for the MS degree program are set forth below.

By approval, Saybrook may accept up to three transfer credits into the Mind-Body Medicine master’s degree from other regionally-accredited colleges and universities prior to entrance. Transfer credits are applied to the required number of elective credits or required courses for degree completion as approved by the Registrar. Three transfer credits may be accepted to fulfill one three-credit elective course requirement for the degree program.

These credits must be suitable for transfer to the intended degree as determined by the Program Chair and Registrar. For further details regarding transfer credit opportunities and policies, see the Saybrook University policy manual. For course descriptions, click here.


Master of Science (MS) in Mind-Body Medicine Requirements

Course Credits
MBM 1028 Information Competency and Library Use-MS 3
MBM 5500 Ethics in Mind-Body Medicine 3
MBM 5501 MS Graduate Colloquium and Professional Development I 1
MBM 5502 MS Graduate Colloquium and Professional Development II 1
MBM 5510 Imagery for Health 3
MBM 5540 Fundamentals of Research 3
MBM 5600 Mind-Body Medicine: Overview 3
MBM 5605 Advanced Mind-Body Medicine 3
MBM 5615 Movement, Exercise, and Health 3
MBM 5630 Coaching for Health and Wellness 3
MBM 5640 Psychophysiology 3
Choose one 3
MBM 5620 Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis
MBM 5622 Basic Training and Education in Biofeedback
MBM 5588 MS Capstone Seminar 3
Elective Credits Included 6

* (Note: You will continue to remain enrolled in this course each term during culminating phase until you complete course)

Degree Requirements for 2014-2015 Academic Year approved by MBM Degree Program Committee.


- The degree completion time for a student following the default course sequence will average between two to three years. Some students may complete degree requirements sooner and some may take longer to complete this degree. 

- A listing of acceptable Graduate School of Mind-Body Medicine elective courses is available on the Saybrook website and available electives will be discussed with your mentor during your first semester of enrollment. Students may also choose an elective from the required courses in other specializations.

- This is a structured cohort program and the sequence of courses is different for students who start in the fall than for students who start in the spring. Your specific course sequence will be discussed with your mentor during your first semester of enrollment. Example program plan course sequence:


Sample schedule for Fall 2015 Cohort (PDF)