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Watch the video: Introducing the MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine, 5 minutesImmerse yourself in integrative medicine and become a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner in our 3-year, part-time online program.

  • Integrate Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Join the only accredited Master of Science in Ayurveda in the US
  • Study online part-time with expert professors
  • Visit campus each year for clinical training
  • Engage with a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Graduate as a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner

Watch the video: Introducing the MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine, 5 minutes

What is Ayurveda?

logo “Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered a complementary health approach.”

Is Ayurveda effective?

logo“Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care.”

An ancient system, reevaluated

You’ll study the Maharishi AyurVedaSM health system, which addresses the body, mind, and environment of an individual to help them become holistically healthy.

vata, pitta, and kapha doshas

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
  • Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis
  • Individualized dietary recommendations
  • Individualized lifestyle modifications and more

Learn from home

student studying from homeOur 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

student practicing pulse diagnosisYou’ll graduate as a Maharishi AyurVeda Practitioner, with real-world knowledge and training which enables you, upon satisfaction of the legal requirements in the state you wish to practice in, to provide health care through a natural yet scientific approach.

MIU is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and satisfies NAMA’s curricular requirements. Completion of the program prepares our graduates to take the NAMA practitioner exam, which enables you to be a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Our program has a minimum of 1,500 hours of classical Ayurvedic training and includes 150 client/patient encounters.

On-campus clinical training and orientation

Integrative Wellness Center at MIUUS online students visit the MIU campus for orientation and several more times throughout the program for clinical training.

Learning community committed to inner growth

group of diverse undergraduate studentsDuring 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.

TM – the technique for inner peace & wellness

student with eyes closed and meditatingAs a student, you’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique. This evidence-based technique reduces stress, enhances clear thinking, and heightens creativity.

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, Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis, 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 give you an opportunity 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.

Cost & Aid, 2022-23

US Online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine

This low-residency online program is generally three years in length and features two five-day residencies each year at our Fairfield, Iowa, campus. The cost of housing and meals for the residency is included within the tuition. The tuition listed here is for one year (two semesters).

One Academic Year Tuition
Low interest federal loans-$9,000
Your payment$0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans?-$10,000

$10,000 per year in optional federal student loans are available toward living expenses and travel for the residencies.

Additional Financial Aid Information

$10,000 per year in optional federal student loans are available toward living expenses and travel to the residencies.
The cost of housing and meals for residencies is included in the tuition. Students are responsible for travel costs.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International Online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine

The program duration is three years. There are two semesters per year. The tuition listed here is for one semester at the current year rate, subject to change in future years.

Semester Cost
Tuition per semester$4,500
Your payment$4,000

The scholarship for this program is automatcally provided to all students participating in this program from outside the USA.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.


Ayurveda: The traditional system of medicine of India and the East. Based on diet, herbs, mind-body type, and purification therapies.
Maharishi AyurVeda: The modern, scientific revival of complete Ayurveda, including balancing the deepest value of mind – consciousness, which is the basis of balancing the body. This revival by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi incorporates all aspects of mind, body, behavior, and environment in a scientific framework. It also includes a unique system of pulse diagnosis and a host of unique mind/body/environmental therapies.

Successful graduates will be certified to practice Maharishi AyurVeda according to local laws. You can act as a health consultant or health educator in many health freedom states. In other states, you can practice under the auspices of a licensed healthcare practitioner. In other countries, other health care laws may apply.
Our students include doctors, chiropractors, yoga therapists, massage therapists, osteopathic doctors and others in the health care professions. If you already have a license, you will be able to integrate what you learn from this course into your practice.
Students should have basic knowledge of human anatomy—ideally from a university-level Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) course. Students without 6 semester credits of A&P have two opportunities to complete this requirement: 1) enroll in an A&P course from MIU spanning the first year of enrollment, or 2) complete an 8-week A&P course from MIU prior to enrolling. These courses are FREE for accepted MIU students. Contact us at msmav@miu.edu if you have questions.
As part of this program, US students are required to complete 2 weeks of clinical training per year, for a total of 6 weeks. 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.
This is a three-year, online program. Courses are taught at about one-third the pace of a full-time program so that students can continue their careers while learning.
Courses are asynchronous and are delivered through the Canvas student online learning platform. Each course includes videotaped lectures, assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, webinars, and other online activities and learning tools. Assignments are submitted and feedback is provided by the instructor through Canvas.
In addition to our engaging online learning platform, this program features extensive collaboration between students and one-on-one interaction between our faculty and each student. The on-campus clinical intensive training courses also give students the opportunity to practice conducting consultations under the guidance of faculty and meet their fellow students in person.

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