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Master of Arts - Āyurveda

The Mount Madonna Institute Master of Arts degree in Ayurveda is a graduate level professional training that confers mastery and excellence in the field of holistic wellness and integrative health care.

The MA program includes graduate level courses in inter-professional education, research literacy, advanced Āyurvedic medicine and classical texts, supervised clinical internships, externships and apprenticeships and culminates with a capstone project and presentation.

Students will learn to adapt Ayurveda for an integrative approach to health care. Graduates function effectively within healthcare subsystems to deliver excellent team-based, client-centered care and education for individuals, families, and the community.

Achieve a level of academic excellence through advanced study, clinical practice, professional specialization, and a capstone project.

The next MA program starts on April 8, 2021. Students begin MA coursework while simultaneously completing C-AP certificate; MA course is noted for depth and rigor. At the end of the coursework, students create, complete and present a capstone project, engage in supervised clinical externships and clinical apprenticeship work, and take a final exam to satisfy MMI MA requirements.

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Aims & Goals

MMI MA graduates are on the forefront of the development and promotion of Āyurveda, the fastest re-emerging modality of healthcare in the world and a solid partner in the expanding field of Integrative Medicine. Whether it is through teaching, writing articles, contributing to new or on-going research, presenting at professional conferences, or maintaining a respected clinical practice, our graduates are the “next generation” of Āyurveda in the U.S.

Program Highlights

This program is designed to fit the busy schedule of professionals from all walk of life. Classes are held at Mount Madonna Center one 4-day weekend a month from April 2021 through October 2022. A typical weekend starts on Thursday 9.30am and ends on Sunday 5pm. After the completion of the class work, students create, complete and present a capstone project, engage in supervised externships and clinical apprenticeship and write a final exam.

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Academic Program Calendar for MA 2020 Cohort*

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July 11-14, 2019

    • AY-MA-509: Western Interface, Functional Medicine, and Understanding Labs
    • AY-MA-504: Kayachikitsa and Internal Medicine

Aug 8-11, 2019

    • AY-MA-511: Advanced Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology
    • AY-MA-503: Introduction to Scientific Research (includes Ayurveda Research Symposium)

Sept 5-8, 2019

    • AY-MA-508: Subtle Therapies 2: Jyotish, Hasta, and Vastu
    • AY-MA-506: Ayurvedic Therapies

Oct 3-6, 2019

    • AY-MA-507: Internship 2
    • AY-CAP-303: Ayurvedic Classical Texts
    • AY-CAP-314: Advanced Ayurvedic Psychology
    • AY-CAP-313: Disease Management: Pre & Post Natal, Pediatrics
    • AY-CAP-311: Disease Management: Genito-Urinary System and Men's Health
    • AY-CAP-304: Ayurvedic Herbology 2

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

    • AY-MA-505: Aging & Advanced Restorative Therapies
    • AY-MA-513: Systems Review

Dec 5-8, 2019

    • AY-MA-507: Internship 2
    • AY-MA-512: Student Clinical Case Studies Presentations

Mar 14, 2020. MA students complete the CAP Final Exam.

Jan 2020 to April 2020 - MA in-class course work continues. Students engage in supervised clinical work on their own time to satisfy the MMI C-AP and NAMA AP credentialing requirements. After clinical completion, MA students are eligible to take the NAMA AP Board Exam and register as NAMA AP professional member.

    • AY-MA-413: Externship 2
    • AY-MA-414: Clinical Observations

Jan 23-26, 2020

    • Allopathic Therapeutics, Surgery, Integration & Clinical Collaboration
    • ENT/Head and Neck

Feb 13-16, 2020

    • Aging & Geriatrics 2
    • Herbology 3

March 19-22, 2020

    • Labs & Functional Medicine 2
    • Research Methodologies 2

April 9-12, 2020

    • Toxicology and Kayachikitsa 3
    • Accupuncture, Neuroscience, Osteopathy & Physical Therapy

May 2020 to Dec 2020 -Students create, complete and present a capstone project, engage in supervised clinical externships and clinical apprenticeship work, and take a final exam to satisfy MMI MA requirements.

  • Capstone Project
  • Clinical apprenticeship
  • Clinical externships

Oct 23-25, 2020 Capstone presentation and case study seminar

Dec 4-6, 2020 MA Final Exam

* All dates/topics subject to change.


Enrollment Begins

Please call the College of Ayurveda office at 408-846-4060 to inquire about enrolling into MA program.
Program Begins: April 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021


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