All prospective international students applying for admission must fulfill all admissions requirements, and be accepted by the final admissions deadline.

Fall 2023 Deadline: August 20, 2023

Spring 2024 Deadline: December 18, 2023

Degree Evaluation Requirement

An applicant that has earned any degree outside of the United States must submit an official evaluation from an approved foreign credential evaluation service confirming the foreign degree(s) U.S. equivalency. Students must order this evaluation independently, and  it must be received in a sealed envelope. Any current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators can be used for the official evaluation of foreign degrees. SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Maryland University of Integrative Health that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application – Maryland University of Integrative Health

International students applying for 100% online graduate programs with the intention of completing them while in their home country must fulfill all general and international admissions requirements, but are not required to submit the Financial Responsibility Form/I-20 Application, or go through the F-1 visa application process.

Please refer to the instructions outlined in the International Students section of the Academic Catalog for additional information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Students attending Maryland University of Integrative Health participate in rigorous graduate coursework as part of their university educational experience. This experience requires the ability to not only be proficient in comprehending, reading, and writing English, but also specifically the ability to understand the nuances of the language, as well as effective speaking. This level of proficiency is greater than that which is required for daily living. For this reason, MUIH has established a high standard for English proficiency for graduate admission. The requirements stated below are in place to ensure a student’s ability to participate fully in the academic programs, and meet the degree requirements for the specific program.

All graduate programs require applicants to meet that English proficiency standard. Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States, Canada (excluding province of Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand are considered to have met that standard. Additionally, applicants who have earned degrees with English as the primary language of instruction may also satisfy the English language requirement – this must be confirmed by the credit evaluation service used by the applicant when having their degree(s) evaluated.

All other applicants are required to take an English proficiency examination and meet minimum scores set by MUIH in order to be considered for admission. Either the TOEFL or IELTS exam can be used to meet this requirement.

Decisions regarding English proficiency are at the discretion of the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Academic Department. Listed below are the minimum scores necessary for admission:


Total score – minimum of 71. Speaking score – minimum of 24. Listening score – minimum of 21. Reading score – minimum of 13. Writing score – minimum of 13.


Total score – minimum of 53. Listening score – minimum of 21. Reading score – minimum of 13. Writing score – minimum of 13.


Overall – minimum score of 6.0.

All English proficiency scores are valid for two years from the test date. Official test scores must be provided directly from the testing agency. Please make sure test scores are sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Institution Code: 8400

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Programs

English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:

Frequently Asked Questions

Download a copy of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the international admissions process at Maryland University of Integrative Health.