Immerse yourself in integrative medicine and become a certified practitioner in our 3-year, part-time online program.

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February 2019

  • Integrate ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Study online part-time with expert professors
  • Join a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Graduate certified as a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner

An ancient system, reevaluated

You’ll study Maharishi AyurVeda℠, a comprehensive, prevention-oriented system of natural health that addresses the body, mind, and environment of an individual to help them become holistically healthy.

Our programs integrate natural techniques with modern medicine to take an integrated and balanced approach to wellness. You’ll study a variety of modalities, including:

  • Herbal supplementation
  • A thorough introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Introduction to principles of homeopathy, osteopathy & more

Learn from home

Our three-year, part-time online MS has a flexible schedule and can be completed with about 8 to 9 hours of work per week. You’ll learn at a relaxed pace without the strain typical of graduate degree programs.

Even though you’ll be studying online, you’ll enjoy connecting with a supportive community of students who share your passion for natural healthcare, as well as professors who are experts in the field.

Become a wellness professional

You’ll graduate certified as a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner, with real-world knowledge and training to practice health care through a natural yet scientific approach.

MIU is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Completion of our program satisfies NAMA’s competencies to be recognized as an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

On-campus clinical training and orientation

US students are required to visit the MIU campus twice per year during the three-year program. New students come to MIU for First Year Orientation during the first month of classes. The other five visits will be for clinical training. See options for accommodations and meals.

International students can complete this requirement by giving consultations under the supervision of a Maharishi AyurVeda trained physician, where 10 consultations are equivalent to one week on campus. Countries with Maharishi AyurVeda trained physicians include England, Germany, Holland, and Australia.

Learning community committed to inner growth

During your studies, you’ll meet an online community of students from around the world who are deeply committed to wellness, positive values, and personal inner growth. You’ll participate in online discussions, exchanging experiences and points of view while developing new friendships.

In addition, our hands-on faculty will provide you with the one-on-one attention you need to absorb deep concepts and succeed in your studies.

Canvas learning platform

Our online learning platform is Canvas. When you become a student, you’ll receive a login to access all your course materials.

To get an idea of what your online “classroom” will look like and how it will work, you can try out a sample online course.

Course materials include a syllabus, videos of lectures, online PDFs of lecture notes, interactive quizzes, and case studies. Other course activities include live webinars and discussion forums where you interact with your professors and colleagues. Some weeks you’ll be asked to do exercises such as conducting real-life wellness consultations or taking the pulse of friends or family members, etc.

Featured classes


Principles of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment in Maharishi AyurVeda I


You’ll study the foundations of natural, prevention-oriented health care, including ayurvedic anatomy, physiology, digestion and metabolism, ayurvedic herbology, pulse assessment, mental health, and clinical approaches to basic common disorders.


Musculoskeletal System


This class kicks off your in-depth study of the ayurvedic approach to the eight organ systems with a focus on the musculoskeletal system. You’ll also learn the basics of other systems of natural medicine, including osteopathy and chiropractic medicine.


Hematologic/Immunologic System


This course presents the common disorders of the cellular components of the blood and immune system, and their causes, diagnosis, and treatment from the perspective of Maharishi AyurVeda and other systems of natural health care.


Review, Clinical Cases and Examinations


This five-day, in-residence intensive will you the chance to review and practice all the knowledge gained during your studies by providing wellness consultations to clients under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Students’ clinical competence will be evaluated.

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