Master of Science in
Now Enrolling for January 2013 and September 2013
The market for herbal supplements has grown into a $60 billion industry. Companies and organizations today are seeking herbalists who are capable of understanding evidence-based research as well as traditional knowledge. Tai Sophia Institute has responded to this shifting focus and is excited to announce a redesigned and reformatted Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism. The program has been designed to offer you a wider range of career options in line with current trends and future demands from consumers and industries.
Herbal therapeutics are used to support and restore health and wellness around the globe. As people increasingly seek natural healing as one of their healthcare choices, the need for knowledgeable professionals in this field continues to grow.
- Herbal researcher to conduct, interpret, and apply research
- Information specialist for herbal industry trade groups
- Quality control positions in the natural products industry
- Compliance substantiation for federal regulatory agencies
- Product formulation and development in food and herbal industries
- Faculty at universities, state colleges, and community colleges
- Developer of educational materials
- Community health educator
- Writer, editor, or publisher
If you are interested in doing clinical work in independent or group practices or in medical and integrative health settings, we recommend that you complete the Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism and then continue with our Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Herbalism.
About the Curriculum
This 19-month, 36-credit program seamlessly integrates modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom to generate a well-informed understanding of the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants.
Combining practical skills with foundational theory, the program provides a pre-clinical education covering the principles of health and wellness; herb identification and harvesting; herbal pharmacy; herbal pharmacology and phytochemistry; integrative human physiology; materia medica; and herbal therapeutics. In this program, you will be empowered with the critical thinking skills and health information literacy needed to be a leader in this rapidly growing field.
- Integration: A seamless blend of modern scientific knowledge with traditional herbal wisdom
- International faculty: Taught by highly accomplished and dynamic faculty from a number of herbal traditions
- Information literacy: Emphasis on foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to advance the field
- Hands-on learning: Opportunities to learn about medicinal plants in one of America’s most extensive western herbal medicine gardens, Dr. James A. Duke’s "Green Farmacy" Garden, located three miles from the Tai Sophia campus; on a five-day field trip to a nationally renowned plant sanctuary in Ohio; and in the Institute’s own on-campus herb garden and woodlands
- Convenience: Program can be completed in two years with courses offered on weekends and in an intensive format
Michael Tims, PhD
Bevin Clare, M.S., C.N.S., RH (AHG)
Sara Eisenburg, M.S.
Simon Mills, M.A., FNIMH, MCPP
Gerard Mullin, M.D., M.S., CNSP
Andrew Pengelly, Ph.D., RH (AHG), FNHAA
Kevin Spelman, PhD, RH(AHG), MCPP
James Snow, MA, RH (AHG)
Mae Wright, MS
Jillian Borchard MS, RH(AHG)
Carla Johnston, M.S.