Top Herbalism Schools and Colleges

Learn about two of the top herbalism schools and colleges in the U.S. See more about school accreditations and programs so that you can compare similarities and decide if one of these schools is right for you.

School Information

Discover a couple of the best schools in the country for studying herbalism. Both of these institutions are accredited. These schools offer certificate programs, as well as bachelor's and master's degree programs. One school has an 8-month certificate program for beginners, but many other programs may require you to have some previous experience or education in herbalism or a related field. To get additional information, read on.

1. Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA

School Highlight: The school's grounds are home to a public reflexology foot path, which is the first of its kind in North America.

Bastyr University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). This herbalism college offers a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences for individuals who have already completed two years of undergraduate coursework. Additionally, licensed acupuncturists can pursue a certificate in Chinese herbal medicine. Students can utilize the school's medicinal herb garden, managed by students and volunteers, as well as two garden managers.

2. Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD

School Highlight: All of the school's herbal medicine programs are offered in online or hybrid formats.

This school, formerly known as Tai Sophia, was the first acupuncture school in the U.S. to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This top herbalism college offers an online Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism, as well as various programs in herbal education. Novices can enroll in an 8-month herbal studies certificate program. There is also a medical herbalism certificate program for health care professionals and a Chinese herbalism course for acupuncturists and select herbal college graduate students.

Top Herbalism Schools

College/University Name Distinction Location
New England School of Acupuncture Chinese herbal dispensary is on-site Newton, MA
New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Also offers classes and clinical training at a Manhattan (New York City) site Mineola, NY
Northwestern Health Sciences University Largest natural healthcare services provider in the state Bloomington, MN

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