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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine has trained world-class naturopathic physicians who have pioneered and propelled the future of naturopathic medicine. Our students share a passion for changing the world, how medicine is delivered, and transforming health care. Their paths are as diverse as their interests in the medicine. Many have paved the way for others in the field especially in integrative medicine within cardiology, oncology, dermatology, and gerontology.

Graduates from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine:

  • Share a deep respect for patients and their care.
  • Share the unique experience of being educated and trained in Arizona, the state with the widest scope of practice for NDs in the U.S.
  • Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty (NDs, MDs, PhDs, DOs, DCs, LAcs).
  • Are ready to assume leadership roles in naturopathic medicine.

This reputation is your legacy when you enroll at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. We look forward to you joining the ranks of our alumni.

Are you prepared to enter naturopathic medical school?

Read this article, co-authored by SCNM’s Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Development, Becky B. Clark, Ed.D., in the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions’ (NAAHP) “The Advisor” to learn more about ND pre-competencies and competencies.

Application Information

SCNM accepts applications for admission year-round. We offer two entrances each year:

  • Fall entry (September start)
  • Winter entry (January start) 

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission (September start)

Applications are accepted as early as one year in advance of anticipated entry. Apply by November 1 for the Early Admission Program or by March 1 for Priority Consideration. Applications are considered on a space-available basis after February 1.

Winter Admission (January start)

Applications are accepted as early as one year in advance of anticipated entry. Apply by March 1 for the Early Admission Program or by July 1 for Priority Consideration. Applications are considered on a space available basis after September 1.

Admissions Office Address/Contact Information

All application materials must be received through the ND Central Application Service (NDCAS):
Please feel free to contact your Admissions Representative throughout the application process

Phone: (480) 858-9100 or toll-free (888) 882-7266.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Text: (480) 719-6434

Please contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Application Fee

The application fee is $115.
This application fee is non-refundable.

MySCNM

If you would like to join MySCNM Logo please send an email to the Admissions Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MySCNM is a web-based community and the place to be when it comes to communication with SCNM. It is an all-access pass to anything you need to connect with the SCNM Admissions Office. From setting up a campus visit, following the progress of your admission file throughout the entire process, or interacting with other applicants  – MySCNM gives you the access you need. Candidates are invited to join the MySCNM community of applicants once an interest in indicated in applying.

What our applicants find is a level of excellence and compassion destined to challenge the mind and touch the spirit. In this section, you will find out how to apply to SCNM and begin on the path to make a difference in the health care industry. SCNM is a place where you can realize your dreams and have the time of your life and where you will begin making valuable contributions to your community and profession.

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