Maryland University of Integrative Health Reviews

  • 7 Reviews
  • Laurel (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,019
50% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/12/2022
  • Degree: Nutrition
"This school is such a ripoff. The online courses are a joke- they just post PowerPoints and pre-recorded videos, nothing you couldn't get off EdX or another free platform. The teachers are never available for extra help or office hours. They changed the professor for one of my classes the day it started and he came on and said (literally) "I never teach this class, this is not my material so we will just 'wing it'"it's. When I tried to ask for my money back after dropping the course I was told it was too late. I paid $2,500 for a professor to just "wing it". After not attending for 2 semesters I was sent a bill for "University fees" which include (I quote): Access to the software suite included in Microsoft Office 365 A Career Services Center, Health and Wellness Benefits offering you a wide range of integrative health services at the Natural Care Center’s University Teaching Clinic at the reduced price of $15 per service, Access to various research and support tools, and Use of your student email address after you leave the university. Mind you, as a remote student you actually have access to none of these, except O365 (which *I already have*, and costs $100 for a year) and, my email address- which, who uses a university email address after they leave. All for $300 a trimester. The online program is a scam with minimal instruction or career prep. Find something free (or at least cheaper!)"
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2021
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"Where to begin. The financial aid office is predatory and conned me and countless other students to take out the maximum amount of loans, which has left those of us who aren't independently wealthy in financial ruin. We were all promised by our instructors that there would be licensure in place by the time we graduated and not only was that promise not honored, but we were ushered into taking a certification exam for nutrition, which is not something we actually went to school for, so that we could practice herbalism through the "back door" approach... Many of us weren't prepared to take the exam before the cut-off point and therefore our degrees are now useless. Also, much of the core faculty left in the middle of our program which tells you a lot. All the bridges they suggested as job possibilities were false. I’m not qualified to work in a lab. I have the most rudimentary knowledge of mass spectrometry. Organoleptics will get you laughed out of most jobs as a primary way of plant powder ID. This school school should really refund the students in the herbal medicine programs from 2009-2013 especially, since we were the ones who got screwed over the most. Awful experience that has ruined my life forever."
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2019
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"I graduated in 2005 with masters degree of acupuncture...I love being an acupuncturist and have a successful fertility acupuncture practice. After all these years I came back to school to do my certification in Chinese herbs program.The program is faulty from the start...Students are thought formulas first instead of single herbs that constitute them..the program puts extreme pressure and unrealistic expectations on students to meet 80 percent on there final exam...other schools have lower percent that is more realistic...all your clinical experience is not helpful in pure memorization of names of the herbs one does not know well...the program has to change to be success...the way it is is very expensive and dream crushing...classes are small bc not many people can put up with the pressure...I am considering to transfer to another school to help me learn single herbs first and have more academic support during my learning...the teachers are dedicated but the format is faulty....I recommend to look at other programs bc this one pushes students to extreme stress that is unnecessary in learning!"
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2016
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"Do not waste your money on a Master's or Doctoral degree from MUIH in acupuncture. The doctoral program is a joke and there in no hard research involved in this degree whatsoever. The master's in acupuncture is fairly useless outside of MD and I live in VA and am having difficulty passing the NCAAOM exam due to lack of any bioscience classes at MUIH. The national exam will soon be required in MD, as well. Some of the faculty are excellent; many are incompetent and the curriculum is revamped every year and seems to get less and less relevant to acupuncture. One exception in this lousy school is the herb program. The school is in chaos after ousting the founders and then firing the CEO a year later for various indiscretions. The tuition has skyrocketed over the past six years or so and is no longer worth what you receive in return."
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2016
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"MUIH is a great school the learning environment is very supportive and nurturing. The coursework is demanding and doable. They offer an evening and weekend program and have a large emphasis on CSOE for acupuncture students. The school size is small and class to faculty ratio in the acupuncture program is about 10:1 which is nice. Most faculty are very accessible and interested in successful teaching outcomes. Where the University lacks significantly is in diversity of faculty and students. The University does a poor job of recruiting minority faculty and students and retaining them, further the financial aid is mainly through student loans although some scholarships and fellowships are available. It is difficult to apply for outside scholarships that require minimum GPAs because the school uses pass fail and does not support creating an equivalent for transcripts."
Rosemary Hersey
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The pros to my program are that they offer my classes every trimester. A new cohort begins in January and in September. So if you fall behind for some reason or need to drop a class or two and wish to continue at a slower pace, you have that option. I am choosing to finish as quickly as possible so I am staying on track. However I have classmates that have had babies, or have needed to take a break for work or to care for children etc. They are still taking classes and will join the cohort behind us and will catch up when we get to clinic. The professors are all wonderful and wish for us to succeed. Most of them are available and answer emails quickly. It is an integrative setting and the classes are stimulating with great discussion and hands on experience. I love this medicine and this school."
Maya Noble
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The quality of education I have experienced at MUIH is superior to any other graduate program I have attended to date. I feel that it is prepared me for a successful doctoral program experience."