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Herbal Medicine

Throughout recorded history, nearly every culture on earth has used plants to thrive and heal. Recognizing and respecting the power of nature is a critical part of Maryland University of Integrative Health’s history, and our Western herbal medicine programs continue to take this concept and this field to a new level.

All trend data in complementary medicine indicates that consumers will continue and increase their use of herbs in the coming years. Experts who understand how to grow, sustain, harvest, produce, and prescribe these natural medicines are highly valued, both in industry and as clinical practitioners.

Academic Programs in Western Herbal Medicine

Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism

If you have a passion for herbal medicine and want to earn the highest academic degree in the field, this is your program. This 42-52-credit online or hybrid program is the only herbal medicine master’s degree from an accredited university, and is responsive to current trends and future demands from consumers and industries. Areas of concentration in Clinical Herbalism and Herbal Product Design are available. READ MORE

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies

In this eight-month program, you will develop a strong foundation in Western herbs through the blending of current, evidence-based, scientific knowledge and traditional herbal wisdom. You will also gain practical skills to incorporate herbs into healing remedies and a healthy diet. This online program also can be applied as the first 12 credits of the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism or applied toward the Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching or Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. READ MORE

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Herbalism

If you are a healthcare professional, you know that many of your patients and clients are using and/or requesting herbs on a regular basis for their health and wellness. The program is designed to help you understand the benefits and risks of herbal medicines, especially in relation to herb-drug interactions, and will enable you to engage in an informative dialogue with patients and colleagues. This online program also can be applied as the first 12 credits of the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism or applied toward the Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching or Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. READ MORE

Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism

This program will offer graduates of our Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism program who did not complete an area of concentration in Clinical Herbalism and other qualified applicants the skills to build a successful clinical practice. You will participate in coursework on client assessment, all areas of holistic care, and practice building. You also will complete a supervised clinical experience through an articulation agreement with the American Herbalists Guild. This program is available in a hybrid format. READ MORE