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Entrance Requirements for the PhD in Physiology & Health

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

The entrance requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology are:

  • MS in Physiology or equivalent degree; MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine; MD, DO, or ND degree; or certification as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or equivalent health-professional training
  • Satisfaction of entrance requirements must be approved by the department’s graduate faculty, in addition to receiving approval by the director of the program and the dean of the graduate school.

English language verification

Applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.


Before your first class

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • Once accepted as a US student for entry in 2022, you can learn TM at no charge because the course fee is included in your MIU tuition
  • On-campus students can either learn TM upon arrival or prior to enrolling
  • Online students are required to learn the TM technique before starting the first class
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org