Maryland University of Integrative Health

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Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), formerly the Tai Sophia Institute, is a private graduate school of alternative medicine in Laurel, Maryland. It is a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited university with an academic and clinical focus on integrative health, preventative health, and wellness.


The university was founded by Dianne Connelly and Robert Duggan in 1974 as the College of Chinese Acupuncture, U.S. It was renamed to the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in 1978 to train acupuncturists.[1] In 2000, it was renamed the Tai Sophia Institute and expanded its offerings to include other forms of traditional medicine.[2] In 2003, the institute moved to the Montpelier Research Park in Fulton on the site of the 1740 Montpelier Mansion which was razed by Maple Lawn developers in 1996. In 2013 the institute received approval from the state to offer graduate degrees and changed its name to the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) on March 1, 2013.[3]

Academic programs[edit]

The university offers doctoral degrees, master's degrees, graduate certificates, post-master's certificates, post-bachelor's certificates, and continuing education in areas such as acupuncture, oriental medicine, holistic health, and herbal studies.[4]

Academic departments[edit]

The university offers curricula in the following branches of integrative medicine:

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Health Philosophy and Promotion
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Integrative Health Sciences
  • Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Yoga Therapy


  1. ^ Heubeck, Elizabeth (2012-03-06). "Healthy Growth: Wellness School Tai Sophia Seeks University Status". BmoreMedia. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ Joseph Rocco, David L. Stebenne. New City Upon a Hill. p. 114.
  3. ^ Sharrow, Ryan (2013-02-11). "Tai Sophia earns university status, changes name". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  4. ^ "Academics".

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Coordinates: 39°9′57″N 76°53′18″W / 39.16583°N 76.88833°W / 39.16583; -76.88833