Join the only Master’s in Aromatherapy teaching personalized application techniques, including Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis
- Gain deep knowledge of the therapeutic and chemical properties of essential oils
- Learn Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Diagnosis to develop a personalized treatment plan for each client
- Receive federal financial aid covering full tuition*
- Get up to $10,000/year in aid for your personal living costs*
- Study online part-time with expert professors
- Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
- *Available to most US students
Science and art of essential oils
“Studies on aromatherapy have shown these benefits:
- lower anxiety and stress levels
- improved mood
- improved quality of life”
“Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Once used almost exclusively by alternative medicine practitioners, there has now been considerable research into how certain scents can enhance our sense of well-being and even our health.”
In our program, you’ll start from a scientific basis of physiology, pathology, and chemistry. You’ll learn about the structure of aromatic molecules contained in essential oils, their chemical functions and reactions, biosynthesis, and therapeutic properties.
Set yourself apart from other aromatherapy practitioners with the only master’s degree in the US that includes instruction in personalized application techniques.
The role of Ayurveda in aromatherapy
Our tools to develop personalized essential oil recommendations come from the Maharishi AyurVedaSM health system (MAV), a holistic and scientifically-based system of alternative medicine. Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine in India, and Maharishi AyurVeda is a modern scientific revival of this system. Aromatherapy is traditionally an aspect of Ayurveda. MAV offers unique tools and techniques – including Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Diagnosis – to identify the subtlest aspects of mind and body as a basis for essential oil recommendations.
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 coursework per week. You’ll learn at a relaxed pace without the strain typical of graduate studies.
While you’ll be studying online, you’ll also enjoy connecting with a supportive community of students who share your passion for aromatherapy, as well as professors who are experts in the field.
Become a wellness professional
You’ll graduate with the knowledge to develop an individualized treatment plan for a wide range of client needs. Work as an aromatherapist, or use aromatherapy to complement your practice as a health professional.
“Essential oils make up what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Revenue in the United States spiked 40 percent from 2014 to 2018 and, according to Grand View Research, is expected to reach more than $5 billion in the next four years.”
“As the evidence of aromatherapy’s effectiveness has grown, nurses have increased the use of essential oils to manage their own stress as well as their patients’ stress and anxiety.”
Professional training and orientation
Six weeks (two weeks per year) of online professional training will be provided.
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.
All students at MIU are instructed in the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique. Research has shown that the TM technique enhances creativity and learning ability, and reduces stress and anxiety.
In addition, our hands-on faculty will provide you with the attention you need to absorb deep concepts and succeed in your studies.