Due to federal, state, and higher education agency regulations, Maryland University of Integrative Health is restricted in the programs into which it can enroll individuals who reside in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, New York, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Individuals residing in these states are encouraged to review the information here and to contact MUIH’s Office of Admissions at 410-888-9048 extension 6647 or . State restrictions do not apply to non-credit Professional and Continuing Education courses and other non-credit online events.

 

Please submit the following documents:

  • Completed Graduate Application and application fee
    All applications for admission are valid only for the trimester for which you apply.
  • Essay Questions
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Submit your official transcripts for bachelor’s degree and all degrees completed beyond bachelor’s degree. (Unofficial transcripts can be used temporarily to process your application but must be submitted prior to the first of enrolling)

Email:

Postal Address:

Maryland University of Integrative Health
ATTN: Graduate Admissions Office
7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Some of our graduate programs have specific requirements. Select your program to see if it has special admission requirements and due dates.

What’s Next After you Apply

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
      The FAFSA should be completed if you are interested in receiving federal financial aid and applying to scholarships offered by MUIH. Our Federal School Code is G25784
    • Transfer of Credit and Exemption Review Request
      Students interested in transfer of credit or course exemption must submit a Transfer Credit and Course Exemption Worksheet to the Registrar’s Office (current students) or the Graduate Admissions Office (applicants) along with official documentation. Please refer to the Transfer and Exemption Policy below.

    • Confirm Your Acceptance and Submit Your Tuition Deposit
      Students accepted to MUIH will be required to submit a tuition deposit in order to confirm their acceptance to the university. Once a student confirms their acceptance to MUIH, they will receive access to the My.MUIH portal and student email. If a student decides to defer their acceptance, they must contact the Graduate Admissions Office.
    • Schedule a Registration Meeting with an Academic Advisor
      Once a student has confirmed their acceptance to the university, they will be assigned to a permanent Academic Advisor who will assist with course registration.
    • Log in to My.MUIH Portal
      • Update your personal information
      • Register for courses
      • View financial aid requirements and status
      • Buy your books
    • Request Your My.MUIH ID Card
      • Students can request an ID through the form below.


Detailed General Admission Requirements

For admission to all graduate programs, including doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a degree-granting college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or by another accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If your bachelor’s degree was not earned at such an institution, copies of the institution’s catalog and/or course syllabi may be requested and required for review. 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.

For most programs, a minimum overall 2.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework is required. Some programs require a different minimum overall GPA in undergraduate coursework – see below for details.

No standardized test scores are required for admission.

Some programs have additional requirements – see below.

International Students

If you have earned a degree outside of the United States, you 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. MUIH will accept official degree evaluations from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers that occurred prior to September 2016.

More Information for International Students

Additional Program Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Graduate or current student of MUIH’s Master of Acupuncture program
  • Graduate or current student of an acupuncture or Oriental medicine program that is accredited by, or in candidacy with, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) who have completed prerequisite coursework
  • Currently-licensed acupuncturist in the United States
  • Professional healthcare provider currently licensed in the United States to practice acupuncture within the scope of a medical practice
  • Essay questions in application include:
    • Why are you interested in adding Chinese herbal medicine training into your existing program or your acupuncture degree?
    • What are your professional goals you hope to achieve by adding Chinese herbal medicine training to your acupuncture practice?

Additional English language proficiency requirements apply for international students.

Contact the Graduate Admissions Office for more info on prerequisites.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health

Applicants must:

  • Have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from a degree-granting college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or by another accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Submit official transcripts to verify degree completion, along with copies of any licenses or certifications in the field of healthcare
  • Application essay question includes: How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?
  • Demonstrate completion of the following prerequisite requirements (eligibility to test out or be exempt from the prerequisite requirements is at the discretion of the academic director):
    • 3 semester credits of Organic/Biological Chemistry (graduate or bachelor’s level acceptable)
    • 4 semester credits of Physiology and/or Pathophysiology (graduate or bachelor’s level acceptable)
  • Submit official transcripts to verify degree completion, along with a copy of license to practice in one of the following fields: nutrition/dietetics, medicine, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work, other licensed health care profession.

Master of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine

Applicants for the Master of Science in Clinical Herbal Medicine must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

  • Essay questions to complete in application:
    • Why have you chosen to apply to this program at MUIH?
    • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?

Master of Science in Herbal Product Design and Manufacture

Applicants for the Master of Science in Herbal Product Design and Manufacture must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

  • Essay questions to complete in application:
    • Why are you interested in studying herbal product design and manufacture?
    • What do you intend to accomplish professionally using your newly developed skills working in the herbal supplement marketplace?

Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health

Applicants for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in undergraduate coursework.

  • Essay questions to complete in application:
    • Why have you chosen to apply to this program at MUIH?
    • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?

Master of Science in Yoga Therapy

Applicants must have earned a minimum of 200-hour teacher training, such as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour registered school program or its equivalent, as well as one year of documented personal practice and one year of documented teaching experience after the completion date of the 200-hour teacher training. In addition to standard application requirements, a Letter of Recommendation is required to apply to admission to the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program.

Essays in application include:

  • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?
  • Please tell us about your personal use of Yoga (emphasizing how long you have been practicing and how your practice evolved) and any previous training or experience related to the yoga therapy program. (For example: apprenticeships, consultations, certificate programs, prior work experience.)
  • In addition to the optional clinical work in partner institutions where a client stream is provided, students of the MUIH Yoga Therapy program are required to deliver 50% of their clinical sessions to clients in the Natural Care Center during their second year of study. The coursework is designed to help you develop the skills you need to do this in school and succeed after graduation. What strategies do you already have in place to attract clients to the NCC to receive your care? How will you overcome any hurdles you may perceive in this new situation?

Doctor of Acupuncture

A student may enter the program with a bachelor’s degree; a graduate degree is not required for admission. Specific prerequisite undergraduate-level education is required for students entering the program in fall 2020 and later trimesters, including courses in chemistry, biology, and psychology. Individuals who did not complete such coursework as part of their bachelor’s degree may complete credit coursework in these areas at an accredited college or university, or through StraighterLine’s low-cost Introduction to Biology, General Chemistry I, and Introduction to Psychology courses.

Essays in application include:

  • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?
  • Share an example of how you typically respond to learning new ways of thinking, being and doing and to being coached in those experiences?
  • How do you expect being in this program will shift your priorities and affect your schedule outside of class?

Additional English language proficiency requirements apply for international students.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

A student may enter the program with a bachelor’s degree; a graduate degree is not required for admission. Specific prerequisite undergraduate-level education is required for students entering the program in fall 2020 and later trimesters, including courses in chemistry, biology, and psychology. Individuals who did not complete such coursework as part of their bachelor’s degree may complete credit coursework in these areas at an accredited college or university, or through StraighterLine’s low-cost Introduction to Biology, General Chemistry I, and Introduction to Psychology courses.

Essays in application include:

  • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?
  • Share an example of how you typically respond to learning new ways of thinking, being and doing and to being coached in those experiences?
  • How do you expect being in this program will shift your priorities and affect your schedule outside of class?

Additional English language proficiency requirements apply for international students.

Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

Admission requirements for the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition vary depending on pathway. See the master’s degree and bachelor’s degree entrance options below. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office if you have questions about your eligibility.

Essays in application include:

  • Why have you chosen to apply to this program at MUIH?
  • How does the program relate to your future personal and professional goals?
  • How do you plan to shift your priorities to accommodate the time demand of 20+ hours per week of classwork?

Master’s Degree Pathway

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants to the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition must:

  • Have earned a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution
  • Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in master’s level coursework, or if school uses a pass/no-pass system, passing grades in all coursework
  • Submit official transcripts of all coursework taken to verify degree completion
  • Submit two academic or professional letters of recommendation using the MUIH-supplied Applicant Recommendation Form
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    1. Demonstrate the completion of the following prerequisite requirements from a regionally accredited college or university:
      • Nutrition (9 graduate level credits including macronutrients, micronutrients, and life cycle nutrition )
      • Biochemistry (6 graduate level credits)
      • Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits at graduate or undergraduate level acceptable)
      • Clinical, Life or Physical Sciences (12 credits – graduate or undergraduate level acceptable; including 3 credits of graduate level statistics/research literacy. Typical courses include: biology, botany, micro-biology, nutrition science, pathophysiology, and organic or inorganic chemistry.)
    2. Hold one of the following credentials which is equivalent to the pre-admissions requirements:
      • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), OR,
      • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) by the Board of Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS), OR,
      • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) by the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)

Registered Dietician (RD) Bachelor’s Degree Pathway

This pathway is designed for registered dieticians whose highest degree is a bachelor’s degree. Applicants to the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program in this entry pathway must:

  • Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework,
  • hold the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential from by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and
  • complete MUIH’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrative Health Studies. (Individuals who have completed graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited university in integrative health and wellness and research literacy may contact the Admissions Office to inquire whether such coursework fulfills this prerequisite, either fully or partially.)

Individuals in this pathway will first be admitted to and complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrative Health Studies. This 12-credit online program can be completed in 2 trimesters. Upon or nearing completion of this program, students will apply and be admitted to the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program and then begin its 48-credit curriculum. Students begin the certificate program in the fall trimester of year 1 and begin the doctoral program in the fall trimester of year 2. Altogether, students in this track who start with a bachelor’s degree will achieve a doctoral degree in just three years.