FAQ for the Online MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a complete science of health that has its origins in the Vedic tradition of India thousands of years ago. Maharishi Ayurveda incorporates a wide range of procedures for the prevention and treatment of disease, and deals holistically with consciousness, physiology, psychology, behavior, and environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is content delivered?
How long does it take to complete the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine?
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.
Will I need to come to the MUM campus?
As part of this program, students are required to complete 2 weeks of clinical training per year, for a total of 6 weeks.
For US students, this will be done on the MUM campus during available time slots (which include four weeks in June).
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.
What accreditation does the University have?
Maharishi University of Management is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
What is the difference between Ayurveda and Maharishi AyurVeda?
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, such as aromatherapy, sound therapy, light and gem therapy, and architecture to structure healthy homes. More about Maharishi AyurVeda >
Are there any course prerequisites?
Can I practice independently with this MS Degree?
Successful graduates will be certified to practice Maharishi AyurVeda according to local laws. In the US there are 10 ‘Health Freedom States’ where one can practice independently: California, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Rhode Island. In other states, if one is not a licensed health care provider, one would need to practice under the auspices of a licensed health care practitioner – physician, or chiropractor or naturopath, or other licensed practitioner, as part of a holistic health care team. In other countries, one has to research the health care laws.