A unique program within MIU’s popular and acclaimed curriculum in integrative medicine
Maharishi International University (MIU) is accepting applications for a new Online Master of Science in Aromatherapy, with classes starting in August 2020. MIU is the only accredited university in the United States to offer this degree with a program that includes extensive clinical training. Federal financial aid for full tuition is available for most U.S. students.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body and mind. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Studies on aromatherapy have shown these benefits: lower anxiety and stress levels, improved mood, and improved quality of life.”
In another report the Mayo Clinic also points out that, “Researchers looking at aromatherapy as a way to help with pain after surgery have found that those who try it not only have better pain management, but also report higher overall satisfaction with their care.”
Public interest in the health-giving qualities of aromatherapy has grown dramatically, as the Washington Post reports: “Essential oils make up what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Revenue in the United States spiked 40 percent from 2014 to 2018 and, according to Grand View Research, is expected to reach more than $5 billion in the next four years.”
“Studies on aromatherapy have shown these benefits: lower anxiety and stress levels, improved mood, and improved quality of life.” —The Mayo Clinic
Learning the Science and Art of Essential Oils
The new master’s program will provide students with a sound foundation from three perspectives: aromatherapy, the Maharishi AyurVeda® health system, and modern medicine.
Students will start from a scientific basis of physiology, pathology, and chemistry. They will gain a deep understanding of the therapeutic and chemical properties of essential oils, as well as the basics of common diseases and how essential oils can be applied to them.
This flexible, part-time program allows students to fulfill other commitments while completing their M.S. online.
Clinical training—two weeks each year at MIU’s beautiful campus—will provide hands-on practice in Maharishi AyurVeda pulse assessment.
Komal Marwaha, M.D., co-director of the program, describes pulse assessment as “an ancient technique for identifying imbalances in the body and mind.”
Co-director and professor Diane Malaison, M.Sc., is a trained aromatherapy expert. She emphasizes that Maharishi AyurVeda pulse assessment is a truly unique feature of this program, which allows the aromatherapy practitioner to make highly individualized recommendations.
Maharishi AyurVeda pulse assessment is a truly unique feature of this program, which allows the aromatherapy practitioner to make highly individualized recommendations.
Fulfilling the Need for Alternative Therapies
Aromatherapy is becoming more sought after as a remedy in itself, and as a complement to other therapies.
“A master’s degree in aromatherapy from MIU will enable our graduates to enter the booming holistic health field—one of the fastest-growing categories in America and globally,” says MIU President John Hagelin, Ph.D.
“The aromatherapy program is another innovative course offering at MIU, and students will benefit from exposure to an incredible array of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and ancient knowledge—and to the very best professors in the field,” explains Dr. Hagelin.