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Application Process

Application Process

The following materials are required to apply to Maryland University of Integrative Health:

  • Completed application form* for your chosen program 
  • Non-refundable application fee, which may be paid online (see Tuition & Fees for details)
  • Résumé
  • Essay following the guidelines outlined in the application form
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended§

All materials must be received for an application to be considered complete. All materials submitted as part of an application are the property of Maryland University of Integrative Health and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to other institutions.  

Additional requirements may exist for specific programs. Please see Admission Requirements for more information.

* If your permanent residence is in one of the following states, you may not be able to apply for and complete your program entirely online Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, New York and South Dakota. To address these state regulations, MUIH offers a limited residency hybrid format for some programs.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by email or at 410-888-9048 ext. 6647 so that we can share details and help you to plan.

If your bachelor’s degree was not completed at a regionally accredited college or university, or recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, copies of the institution’s academic catalog may be required and course syllabi may be requested. If your bachelor’s degree was completed at a college or university outside of the United States, a third-party course-by-course academic evaluation is required. See the Academic Catalog for more information for international students.

Interview

An interview may be required for some applicants. You will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions or by the Academic Director of the program if an interview is required.  

Deadlines

MUIH accepts and reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis throughout the academic year. In most cases, applications are reviewed as they are received, on a space-available basis. We recommend that you apply two-to-four months before your intended start date.

There are priority application deadlines for the master’s and doctoral degree programs. Students applying after the priority deadline are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible, as space may be limited:

Start Date Priority Deadline Late Deadline Enrollment Deadline Classes Begin
Spring 2019 November 1 January 1 January 3 January 6
Summer 2019 March 1 April 22 April 25 April 28
Fall 2019 July1  August 26 August 29 September 1


* Applicants who apply by April 1 will be given priority in the admissions review process.

**Applicants who apply after April 1 and by August 1 will be reviewed and accepted on a space-available basis.

 

Late Application Submissions

Applications will still be accepted and reviewed after the priority application deadline has passed. There will be an increased application fee for applications submitted after the priority application deadline. If the intended start date of the application is no longer available, due to the class being filled, the applicant will be notified by the Office of Graduate Admissions, and their application may be considered for the next available start date.    

There are no priority application deadlines for academic certificate programs.

Review & Decision Process

Once the Office of Graduate Admissions has received all required application materials, an application is considered complete and the review process begins. Applications are reviewed by faculty and by the admissions committee. This process typically will take four to six weeks, at which time an electronic letter of decision will be sent. Late applicants may be given this information over the phone or via email when required.

Deferrals

Offers of acceptance may be deferred one time for up to one year. Requests for deferral must be made in writing to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who request a deferral will be required to pay the tuition deposit in order to hold their space in the program. If a student with a deferred acceptance does not enroll within one year, that fee is forfeited.

Transfer of Credit and Exemption Review Request Process

Students interested in transfer of credit or course exemption must submit a Transfer Credit and Course Exemption Worksheet to the Registrar’s Office (current students) or the Graduate Admissions Office (applicants) along with official documentation. Please refer to the Transfer and Exemption Policy below.