Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Master of Science in Yoga Therapy


Office of Graduate Admissions

7750 Montpelier Road

Laurel, MD 20723

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Yoga Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As a yoga therapy practitioner positioned at the forefront of this emerging field, you will be able to design a fulfilling career working with individuals and groups in a wide variety of settings. Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Master of Science in Yoga Therapy is the country’s first and only master’s degree in yoga therapy, and offers a unique approach to this field by providing you with a comprehensive and highly experiential classroom experience taught by nationally renowned experts, culminating with an on-site, mentored clinical experience that prepares you to build or grow your practice.

Novel outcomes for this program include:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the classical and theoretical foundations of the field of Yoga Therapy, as well as extensive knowledge of biomedical systems from an integrative and holistic perspective, as needed for the practice of Yoga Therapy
  • Skills to apply teachings from this curriculum and in previous yoga teacher trainings to assess the needs of clients, to design and implement effective programs, and to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs
  • Ability to effectively use yoga as a therapeutic modality through the integration of diverse approaches to this field

About the Curriculum

Our 39.5-credit Master of Science in Yoga Therapy provides yoga professionals with a comprehensive foundation in the theoretical, scientific, and experiential training of yogic teachings and practices. The curriculum is anchored in a relationship-centered philosophy, honoring most yoga traditions, and acknowledging the complex interrelationship between body, mind, and spirit. When you complete the program, you will be able to teach clients how to tailor the practices and teachings of yoga to address their individual health needs and to cultivate a lifetime of wellness.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Prepares you with extensive foundational knowledge in yoga therapy, critical thinking skills, and information literacy needed to excel in the program and in your future career
  • Provides a strong foundation in the theories of health and disease relevant to the practice of yoga therapy
  • Embraces the diversity of styles and approaches to yoga therapy
  • Features custom-designed science courses delivered by experienced health science faculty
  • Incorporates master classes with nationally recognized experts to offer students a broad base of perspectives and experiences in yoga therapy
  • Terminology and language of Western medicine is taught to enable you to effectively communicate with a wide variety of professional colleagues and to effectively integrate yoga therapy with other healing disciplines
  • Offers a mentored clinical experience with on-site clinic supervisors
  • Builds a strong yoga community within and across cohorts of students and faculty
  • Graduates will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 – Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 Hour level
  • Program can be completed in two years through on-campus weekend classes
  • Eligible for federal financial aid


Maryland University of Integrative Health is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's graduate degrees and certificates are endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

International Student Requirements:

An applicant that has earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent outside the United States, must submit an official evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation service confirming that the foreign degree earned is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate. Students must order this evaluation independently, and must be received in a sealed envelope.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 39.5

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 755

In State Tuition (per year): 14000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 14000 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

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