Laurel, Md. – Maryland University of Integrative Health is pleased to announce that it will offer a Spring 2021 trimester intake for its Master of Science in Herbal Product Design & Manufacture program due to high and growing demand within the last two years. This growth reaffirms MUIH’s mission to continue to provide relationship-based, patient-centered holistic health and wellness. MUIH offers the only such degree in the U.S.
The MS in Herbal Product Design and Manufacture program prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge in herbal medicine, scientific practice, and research necessary to contribute to the growth of the herbal manufacturing field with an understanding of product development. Students develop expertise combining the abilities of a medicinal plant researcher and herbalist with that of a medicine maker. This hybrid program includes online courses and limited intensive in-person experiences on-campus.
“MUIH is pleased to offer this unique program for individuals interested in entering the rapidly growing herbal products field, and the growth of this program reflects increasing career opportunities in the field. Whether graduates seek roles in companies, or government and regulatory agencies, or as entrepreneurs, they will be well-grounded in scientific rigor, quality assurance principles and practice, and herbal medicine traditions,” said Dr. Christina Sax, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at MUIH.
Since 2004 the herbal supplement industry continues to expand and provide career opportunities with U.S. herbal supplement retail sales totaling over $8 billion. The content and design for MUIH’s program were informed by the guidance of MUIH’s herbal design business advisory group over three years, with representation from nationally recognized industry leaders, federal agencies, and trade associations in the herbal product field.
As one of the very few accredited universities in the U.S. to offer graduate programs in herbal medicine, MUIH has delivered masters programs in herbal medicine beginning with the launch of the first U.S. herbal medicine master’s degree in 2002. MUIH also offers three additional graduate programs in herbal medicine: M.S. Clinical Herbal Medicine; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Cannabis Science: Therapeutics, Product Design, and Quality Assurance; and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Herbal Studies.
About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is a leading academic institution focused on the study and practice of integrative health and wellness and one of the few universities in the U.S. dedicated solely to such practices. Deeply rooted in a holistic philosophy, its model for integrative health and wellness is grounded in whole-person, relationship-centered, evidence-informed care.
Since 1974, MUIH has been a values-driven community educating practitioners and professionals to become future health and wellness leaders through transformative programs grounded in traditional wisdom and contemporary science.
MUIH has more than 20 progressive graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, offered on-campus and online. In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, which delivers more than 20,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year. For more information visit www.muih.edu.
 T. Smith, et al., “Herbal Supplement Sales in US Increased 8.5% in 2017, Topping $8 Billion”, HerbalGram, Issue 119, pg 62-71, 2018, http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/issue119/hg119-herbmktrpt.html