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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, training, and excellence” validated by the American educational system, which certifies “mastery, training, and excellence” for all of US health providers and professionals. The MA program includes graduate level assignments & coursework, examinations, capstone project, and clinical experiences and supervision. This program incorporates interprofessional education for an integrative approach to health care to provide team-based, and patient-centered care.

Students combine advanced clinical and academic training with research and in-depth use of classical texts to specialize in an area of Āyurvedic study. Students will continue to deepen their exploration of all aspects of Āyurvedic medicine, including Āyurvedic principles of etiology, pathogenesis, and tools of assessment and treatment of diseases. Students will learn to adapt Ayurveda for an integrative approach to health care and function effectively within healthcare subsystems to deliver excellent care and education for clients and the community.

*This MA program is not suitable for BAMS graduates. Please refer to NAMA website for work & education opportunities in USA.

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

MA classes start in July 2019. The students are initially integrated with the second half of the C-AP program, and are required to dive more deeply into the study of disease management, develop and present a Capstone Project, and complete a 60 hour clinical apprenticeship. The MA program extends beyond the C-AP program and ends in Dec 2020.

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Aims & Goals

MMI MA graduates will be on the forefront of the development and promotion of Āyurveda; one of the fastest re-emerging modalities 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 July 2019 through April 2020. A typical weekend starts on Thursday 9.30am and ends on Sunday 5pm.There are 2 to 4 hours of online classes every month (dates to be announced in the class). After the completion of the class work, students create and complete a capstone project, engage in supervised externships and clinical apprenticeship and write a final exam between May 2020 and Dec 2020.

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Academic Program Calendar for MA 2020 Cohort*

(click on the dates/arrow to show the courses taught each weekend)

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 - Clinical work to satisfy CAP requirements (MA students engage in supervised clinical work on their own time to satisfy the NAMA AP credentialing requirements. After completion of this work, MA students are eligible to write NAMA AP Board Exam and register as NAMA AP professional member.)

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

Jan 2020 to April 2020 - MA in-class course work continues. These courses satisfy most of the NAMA Doctor of Ayurveda (AD) academic requirements. The structure of these weekends are similar to the earlier weekends. A 4-day weekend, starting on Thursday 9.30 am and ending on Sunday 5 pm.

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 - MA clinical work. (MA students engage in supervised clinical work and capstone project in their own time. After completion students write MA final exam)

  • 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: Jul 2019
Application Deadline: June 1st, 2019


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