Tai Sophia seeks qualified applicants who have the maturity, commitment, and preparation necessary to take full advantage of the specialized studies offered by the Institute in each of our programs of study.
Tai Sophia is committed to being, communicating, and educating in ways that recognize and honor the full range of human diversity. Each student, faculty, staff, and board member strives to use language and manifest behavior that promotes inclusiveness. Further, each student and faculty, staff, and board member is responsible for creating an atmosphere that supports all in growth and movement toward inclusiveness and the acceptance of diversity. The Institute is committed to broadening the diversity of student body, staff, administration, and board members.
Tai Sophia Institute is an equal opportunity institution. Applicants for admission, employment, and financial aid are considered on the basis of individual merit. No person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any program or activity of Tai Sophia Institute on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please see the Director, Office of Human Enrichment, for inquiries or concerns related to this policy.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit Tai Sophia Institute, meet with an admissions counselor, and observe a class before applying. Please call 410-888-9048 ext. 6647 or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to schedule your visit.
We encourage prospective students to apply as soon as you decide on a program and start date. Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling (space available) basis. We recommend you apply six to eight months before the intended start date to ensure a space in the class, and that you are mindful of the priority deadlines listed below.
The completed application form, essay and resume must be submitted with the application fee. The following application fees apply:
- Graduate Certificate in Chinese Herbs: $75
- All other Graduate Certificate Programs: $50
- All Master’s Degree Programs: $95 (The application fee increases to $150 for applications received after October 1 for January classes, and for applications received after June 1 for September classes.)
Once application materials are received, you may be contacted to schedule a formal admissions interview. Applicants will be notified in writing regarding the decision of the admissions committee.
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Official transcripts for all degrees should be sent directly from the respective college or university. Transcripts for prerequisite coursework may be sent to admissions for review. Tai Sophia Institute reserves the right to request additional transcripts and course descriptions.
Applicants who have earned degrees outside of the U.S. will be required to have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluating service in the United States prior to submission. Please refer to the requirements outlined in the International Students section.
Please mail or deliver all application materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Tai Sophia Institute
7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
An individual accepted into one Tai Sophia’s academic programs will be billed a non-transferable, non-refundable tuition deposit. This fee holds a seat in the class for which the applicant has been accepted and will be applied to tuition upon matriculation. This fee is due upon acceptance and may be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa.
The following deposit fees apply:
- Post Bachelor’s Certificates: $500
- All Master’s Programs except Acupuncture: $750
- Acupuncture: $1000
- Post Master’s Certificates (Women’s Holistic Health): $500
Offers of acceptance and applications prior to 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. If a student with a deferred acceptance does not enroll and the Deposit fee has been paid prior to the request for deferral, that fee is forfeited.