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Application Process

Application Process

The following materials are required to apply to Maryland University of Integrative Health:

  • Completed application form* for your chosen program 
  • Non-refundable application fee, which may be submitted via check or credit card (see Tuition & Fees for details)
  • Résumé
  • Essay following the guidelines outlined in the application form
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended§

All materials must be received for an application to be considered complete. All materials submitted as part of an application are the property of Maryland University of Integrative Health and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to other institutions.  

Additional requirements may exist for specific programs. Please see Admission Requirements for more information.

* If your permanent residence is in one of the following states, you may not be able to apply for and complete your program entirely online Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, New York and South Dakota. To address these state regulations, MUIH offers a limited residency hybrid format for some programs.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email or at 410-888-9048 ext. 6647 so that we can share details and help you to plan.

If your bachelor’s degree was not completed at a regionally accredited college or university, or recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, copies of the institution’s academic catalog may be required and course syllabi may be requested. If your bachelor’s degree was completed at a college or university outside of the United States, a third-party course-by-course academic evaluation is required. See the Academic Catalog for more information for international students.

Interview

An interview may be required for some applicants. You will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions or by the Academic Director of the program if an interview is required.  

Deadlines

MUIH accepts and reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis throughout the academic year. In most cases, applications are reviewed as they are received, on a space-available basis. We recommend that you apply two-to-four months before your intended start date.

There are priority application deadlines for the master’s and doctoral degree programs. Students applying after the priority deadline are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible, as space may be limited:

Start Date Priority Deadline Late Deadline Enrollment Deadline Classes Begin
Spring 2018 November 1 January 1 January 4 January 7
Summer 2018 March 1 April 23 April 26 April 29
Fall 2018 July 1 August 27 August 30 September 2

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Deadlines

Start Date Priority Deadline Late Deadline Enrollment Deadline Classes Begin
Fall 2018 April 1* August 1** August 17 September 2

* Applicants who apply by April 1 will be given priority in the admissions review process.

**Applicants who apply after April 1 and by August 1 will be reviewed and accepted on a space-available basis.

 

Naturopathic Medicine Program Interview Weeks

Interview weeks for the Naturopathic Medicine program will occur in January, February, March, May, June and August. Applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted to schedule a time to come to campus during one of the interview weeks, on a rolling basis.

Late Application Submissions

Applications will still be accepted and reviewed after the priority application deadline has passed. There will be an increased application fee for applications submitted after the priority application deadline. If the intended start date of the application is no longer available, due to the class being filled, the applicant will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions, and their application may be considered for the next available start date.    

There are no priority application deadlines for academic certificate programs.

Review & Decision Process

Once the Office of Graduate Admissions has received all required application materials, an application is considered complete and the review process begins. Applications are reviewed by faculty and by the admissions committee. This process typically will take four to six weeks, at which time an electronic letter of decision will be sent. Late applicants may be given this information over the phone or via email when required.

Deferrals

Offers of acceptance may be deferred one time for up to one year. Requests for deferral must be made in writing to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who request a deferral will be required to pay the tuition deposit in order to hold their space in the program. If a student with a deferred acceptance does not enroll within one year, that fee is forfeited.

Transfer of Credit and Exemption Review Request Process

If you have previously completed course work that is applicable to the degree you are applying to at MUIH, please complete the appropriate forms and submit along with your application to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you do not complete this process during your application review, you may submit these forms for review at a later date to the Office of the Registrar.

MUIH's Transfer and Exemption Policy is published in Section 2 of the Academic Catalog.

Transfer Requirements for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program

Transfer Credit

Students wishing to transfer from another accredited professional-level degree program must meet all admission and application requirements for entering first-year students. Transfer credit is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must be determined during the admissions process and completed before matriculation. Only graduate-level coursework (masters or doctorate) from institutions with candidacy status or accredited by agencies recognized for the Department of Education will be considered.

Transfer credits may be considered in cases where:

  • A student has taken postgraduate coursework and met course outcomes at another institution that are determined to be substantially equivalent to courses required for the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree;
  • An applicant is eligible to sit for a first professional medical licensing examination in the United States;
  • An applicant is transferring from an accredited naturopathic program.  

To apply for transfer credit:

  1. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for assistance.
  2. Submit the “School of Naturopathic Medicine Academic Transfer Worksheet” along with official documentation to the appropriate office. Official documentation includes sealed official transcript(s) and a syllabus for each course under review from the previous school(s). 
  3. The application and documentation for transfer credit must be submitted at least one trimester prior to matriculation. There is a flat fee of $150 for transfer evaluation.

In addition to standard admission and application requirements, applicants transferring from another naturopathic or professional-degree program must also submit the following. Reference letters must be sent directly to MUIH’s admissions office.

  1. Letter of recommendation from the dean or academic director of the program or school from which the applicant is transferring.
  2. Letter of recommendation from the dean of students or registrar of the program or school from which the applicant is transferring, indicating that the student was not subject to any disciplinary actions and is leaving in good academic standing.  

International students studying in the U.S. on a visa must work with their previous institution to transfer their student visa to MUIH.

Transfer coursework must have been taken within 7 years of matriculation. MUIH may, at its discretion, accept older credits if the entering student holds a graduate degree in an academic discipline closely related to the health sciences and has been continuously working in the field. Final determination of equivalency to MUIH courses rests with the dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine. Only credits with an equivalent grade of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (“C” or better on letter grade scale) will be considered. MUIH reserves the right to require a challenge examination to determine that course competencies have been met. No more than 35% of total credits for the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program may be transferred. Upon approval, course credits are transferred to the Maryland University of Integrative Health transcript as hours only, and will not contribute to grade point average. MUIH does not give transfer credit for life experience.

Advanced-standing status will be considered for applicants who hold a first professional medical degree (e.g., MD, DO, DC) from a regionally- and programmatically-accredited (or candidate) institution.

Advanced Standing

Students applying to the SoNM who have graduated from an accredited (or candidate) professional school or program (i.e., MD, DO, DC, DDS, etc.) and who are legally qualified to practice in that discipline, may be eligible for advanced-standing status. Requests for advanced standing must be submitted one trimester prior to matriculation. In addition to all admissions and application requirements, students requesting advanced standing must also submit a college catalog from all institutions attended during the course of obtaining their professional degree. There is a flat fee of $150 for assessment of advanced standing.

MUIH reserves the right to require a challenge examination to determine that course competencies have been met. No more than 35% of total credits for the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program may be transferred. Upon approval, course credits are transferred to the Maryland University of Integrative Health transcript as hours only, and will not contribute to grade point average. Students with advanced standing must complete at least two-thirds of the program and all of their clinical training at MUIH School of Naturopathic Medicine. Advanced standing does not guarantee that the student will complete the program in less than four years.