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Program Format & Schedule

The Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism is designed to be completed in as little as two years in an online or hybrid format, depending on area of concentration:

  • Clinical Herbalism: Hybrid
  • Herbal Product Design: Online
Online Format

The Herbal Product Design concentration is offered in an online format. Although no residency is required, online students are welcome to take on-campus courses, subject to availability. Two courses offer optional face-to-face field trip opportunities (HRB 635A and HRB 635B). See the Curriculum and Schedule of Courses for more information.

Hybrid Format

The Clinical Herbalism concentration is offered as a hybrid program with a blend of online coursework and clinical experience. The program requires a four-day orientation retreat in the Baltimore/Washington, DC region. Students will work directly with registered herbalists through the American Herbalists Guild Clinical Herbalism Training Program to complete their clinical training, either in their own area or from a distance. Additional coursework may be offered on campus, and two courses offer option face-to-face field trip opportunities (HRB 635a and HRB 635b). See the Curriculum and Schedule of Courses for more information.