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IPSL Global Institute at NUNM

National University of Natural Medicine
Portland, OR

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Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 75%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $56,589
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $56,589
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in International Development and Service
Master of Arts in Community Organizing and Social Activism
Master of Science in Global Health

Our Program

IPSL Global Institute at NUNM offers two global graduate programs: International Development & Service, and Community Organizing and Social Activism.

IPSL Mission:

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity. 

IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). We invest over 83% of our revenues directly back into the communities where we serve.

Since 1994, IPSL graduate programs have been designed to meet the international demand for ethical leaders. These leaders can effectively engage and facilitate partnerships and empower communities. Students are prepared for careers with nonprofit, government, and community development organizations. IPSL’s interdisciplinary program combines rigorous academic training online and abroad with skill development through volunteer service with global communities. 

Program fees cover tuition (online and abroad), room-and-partial board abroad, international airfare (restrictions apply), most fees (including graduation fee), orientations, professional development, career guidance, and service-learning placement. 

IPSL offers flexible program fees depending on the number of terms a student wishes to study abroad. Students choose between 1, 2, or 3 terms abroad; the rest is online. You get to choose!

IPSL programs are founded on international partnerships that eliminate boundaries between academia and society, and intentionally attune students’ learning experiences to the challenges and opportunities of today’s world. Our unique educational environment is characterized by intellectual rigor through scholarship and practice, openness, reciprocity, creativity, the desire to make a positive difference, and the skills and determination for empowerment. 

Opportunities & Benefits for AMERICORPS ALUMS!

Opportunities:

Graduate Programs in International Development and Service (IDS) or Community Organizing and Social Activism (COSA)

Undergraduate international study and service-learning programs (semester, summer and custom) with academic credit

Advocacy Research™ abroad for academic credit

Benefits:

Priority Admission

Ability to use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award

IPSL application processing fee waived

Automatic $5,500 Scholarship from IPSL (even if you have already used your Ed award!)

What Makes IPSL Graduate Programs Unique?

Career at Your Fingertips

The IPSL collaborative graduate programs are unique in the world. As you look to begin your career, your résumé and experience will help you stand out for career-track positions.

Cultural Literacy

Working with other cultures gives you an intimate familiarity with that culture. During the program (both online & in person) you will be engaged with local communities from around the world..

Professional Contacts

Your service and dedication in the field will provide you with devoted supporters, friends, and colleagues around the world who will take an interest in your future success.

Advocacy Research

Learn and advocate by conducting ethical research while abroad. IPSL students engage in critical thinking with theory-to-practice, ethical IRB-approved, publishable research. Your compassion, imagination, and hard work will benefit vulnerable populations and organizations in need.

Social Justice

Since 1981, IPSL students continue to make a difference in the world. They do not just observe injustice. They do not just sympathize with injustice. They act thoughtfully and skillfully against injustice. We prepare students with the tools to make a difference in others’ lives.

Global Leadership

IPSL graduates pursue prosperous careers that fulfill their most noble values. You, too, will learn to communicate with diverse cultures, resolve conflict diplomatically, and bridge social, racial, and economic gaps with skill.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 75%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75

Requirements

  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Informal Interview (online or in-person)

Application Deadline

The deadline for a FALL (September) start is AUGUST 1st of each year.

The deadline for a WINTER (January) start is DECEMBER 1st of each year.

The deadline for a SPRING (April) start is MARCH 1st of each year.

The deadline for a SUMMER (July) start is JUNE 1st of each year. 

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 40 Students
  • Female

    female 70% Female
  • Male

    male 30% Male

Inclusion

  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office

What Our Students Say

  • More than anything, I'm learning to 'think differently' and question ways of doing things, which has been curriculum that's been lacking throughout my formal education and I'm deeply grateful for.”

    B. Hershey, Graduate ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $56,589
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $56,589

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Work-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt The "Tuition" above is the median comprehensive program fee that covers ALL tuition, room-and-partial board abroad, international airfare (restrictions apply), most fees (including graduation fee), orientations, professional development, career guidance, and service-learning placement and oversight for each term. It also covers emergency medical/evacuation insurance while abroad, and most enrichment activities/excursions for the terms students are abroad. ​ Program fee does NOT cover books, personal spending money, local transportation, and independent travel. Students are responsible for securing their own travel visas (if required) and any expenses related to obtaining visas or passports. Students are also responsible for any vaccines required for travel.
  • checkbox-alt AmeriCorps Alumni Benefits! 1) Priority Admission, 2) Ability to use your AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, 3) IPSL application processing fee waived, 4) GRADUATE PROGRAM ONLY automatic $5,500 Scholarship from IPSL (even if you have already used your Ed award!)
  • checkbox-alt Program Fees (includes four terms/quarters): IPSL offers flexible program fees depending on the number of terms a student wishes to study abroad. Some students need flexibility to take coursework online and remain wherever they live; others prefer to travel and maximize their time overseas. You get to choose! ​ - 1 Term Abroad / 3 Online: $47,589 - 2 Terms Abroad / 2 Online: $56,589 - 3 Terms Abroad / 1 Online: $65,589 Some IPSL partner countries are opening up! We believe that travel restrictions will be lifted for most, if not all, of our program destinations by late 2020. If travel is still impeded for the Summer term, students can proceed with online courses (taught by the same scholars/scholar-practitioners abroad) or take a leave of absence until the Fall term starts (September).

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