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Master Herbalist Diploma
The Master Herbalist Diploma program builds on the extensive foundation in the (prerequisite) Practical Herbalist Diploma program. Comprised of 8 comprehensive courses to expand on your herbal education, you will be introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic systems of healing and their traditional herbs and formulas.
If you would like to enroll please email our Administrative Team at [email protected] with your transcript from our Practical Herbalist program or equivalent education.
Instructional Video Lessons
Hours Of Study
Final Thesis Project
Why Master Herbalist with Wild Rose College?
The Master Herbalist Diploma Program is the next step after completing your Practical Herbalist Diploma (or equivalent program–contact our College Coordinators here for transfer requirements).
The Master Herbalist Diploma Program offers:
-On-line learning (with printed manual option) & in-person clinical opportunities
-Self guided study at your own pace; 3 year program completion
-Instant access-start anytime & study from anywhere with an internet connection
-Quality advanced herbal courses with excellent student & community support
-1 year free Herbal Village Membership
Want more details? Scroll down to for more course info, as well as our program FAQ’s for admission requirements, access and more program logistics.
Learn about research methods, clinical assessment, and the role diet plays in the recovery of specific diseases. Gain a new sense of responsibility for your own health, while gaining skills to aid others.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Study TCM through concepts such as: Qi, Yin and Yang, Eight Principles, Vital Substances, TCM organ physiology and more. Study the four examinations, including pulse and tongue.
Engage in an overview of the theory and practices of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, including the Five Element theory, humoral and structural theories, constitution, daily and seasonal regimens.
Herb Drug Nutrient Interaction
Learn a combination of 74 herbs and foods discussed in detail with consideration to their interaction with conventional drugs. Dive into pharmacokinetic interactions, absorption, distribution, and more.
Traditional Ayurvedic Materia Medica
Review 50 different medicinal plants of Ayurveda, including remedy preparation, formulation, dosage, indications and contraindications. Learn about rashas, doshas, and the Ayurvedic pharmacy.
Traditional Chinese Materia Medica
Each lesson looks in depth at Chinese herbs with herbal monographs, meridians, energetics , temperature and more. Learn about therapeutic methods, processing, and formulations.
Applied Phytotherapeutics I
Review the physiological systems of the body, etiology, pathology, diagnosis of selected diseases within each system, from a medical, nutritional, Western herbal, Ayurvedic and TCM perspective.
Applied Phytotherapeutics II
More physiological systems of the body, and etiology, pathology and diagnosis of selected diseases within each system, from a medical, nutritional, Western herbal, Ayurvedic and TCM perspective.
Case Study Thesis Project
As a final project and prerequisite for graduation with a Master Herbalist Diploma, students are required to complete and submit three case studies: 1 of 3 of our provided cases + 2 client consultations of your choice.
"...as a Master Herbalist student, I will tell you...this is a great college!! The programs are great, the people in our Wild Rose community are wonderful, helpful, and friendly! You won't regret it! <3"
"I can't express enough how wonderful my experience with Wild Rose College has been. I have recently completed the Master Herbalist Diploma Program. This program taught me so much, it was easy to follow and extensive. I am impressed with what I was taught and the material provided to me. I strongly recommend this program for anyone that has a passion for herbs and wants to extend and strengthen their knowledge."
Kristina Barnes, February 2020
Here are answers to your most commonly asked questions about the Master Herbalist Diploma Program at Wild Rose College
What are the course and program prerequisites?
Practical Herbalist Diploma
- It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake our curriculum and basic English competency is expected.
Master Herbalist Diploma
- Students must be enrolled in or have graduated from our Practical Herbalist Diploma or equivalent education, if they wish to enroll in our Master Herbalist Diploma program.
Clinical Herbalist Apprenticeship
- The Practical and Master Herbalist Diploma programs are required to receive your Clinical designation. However, you may begin your clinical training once enrolled in the Practical Herbalist Diploma program and have completed the Herbology 101 course
Can I transfer course credits from other schools?
Courses taken at another school may be accepted as substitutes for Wild Rose courses upon submission of transcripts, course outlines or syllabus. In some cases students may be asked to write a challenge exam at a cost of $50.00+GST. Courses allowable for transfer must have been taken within the past ten years.
Students must receive approval from our Student Services team prior to enrollment. Please email [email protected] for more information.
How do I apply to a herbal diploma program at Wild Rose?
Once you have purchased your course or diploma program, you will gain access to all the materials required to complete your studies via your student dashboard.
It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake our curriculum and basic English competency is expected.
Do I need to attend full time or at specific times?
All courses can be completed online and at your own self guided pace. Video lessons can be accessed at all times from anywhere with an internet connection-no need to attend class at a specific time.
Our courses are designed so the most casual or serious learner can take part. Our delivery ensures you will be able to participate in our in-depth teachings while working or maintaining other commitments.
How long will it take to complete a program?
Our programs at Wild Rose Herbal College were created so the most casual or serious learner can take part. Our timelines and delivery ensure our students will be able to participate in our in-depth teachings while working or maintaining their other commitments.
Depending on your other obligations as well as how quickly you absorb the information, it is possible to complete a Diploma program in as little as 1 year. However, students are given 3 years to complete the requirements and extensions are available upon request.
What are my payment options?
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa/Debit, Paypal, and e-transfers*. Our Diploma programs can be purchased in one initial payment or via enrolment in our 12-month payment plan.
Payment streams for our Practical & Master Herbalist Diploma Programs:
For those that prefer making affordable monthly payments: 12 monthly payments in total x 149.79= $1,797.48 CDN
Pay in Full
1 initial payment of $1497 CDN upon registration, which works out to a total savings of $300.48 CDN from our full course payment of $1,797.48 CDN.
*If you wish to pay by e-transfer please contact our College Coordinator at [email protected] for instructions.
Course By Course
Note: If you elect to do a Diploma program on an individual course by course basis (purchasing one course at a time, culminating with the program thesis), the total cost for the 9 diploma program courses with thesis is $2200.00 CDN + taxes. Thus the pay in full option saves you $703 & the monthly payment plan saves you $402.52.
Do I Need to Purchase Course Manuals?
All Wild Rose College Courses & Diploma Programs include downloadable .pdf course manuals. Wild Rose College does offer the option to optionally add coiled and bound printed course manuals upon initial registration (or you may alternatively purchase as few or as many as you like at any time during your studies).
Purchasing printed course manuals is not required, however some students prefer the printed and bound manuals to study off-line, so it is entirely a personal preference. We are also able to offer them at a competitive price and there may be a cost savings to printing them yourself.
What about student loans and tax receipts?
RESP funds and government loans cannot be used to pay for tuition. Additionally T2202A slips cannot be issued. Taking this into account, Wild Rose Herbal College offers affordable payment plans for all Diploma programs.
I’m a senior – do I get a discount?
Senior Citizens (60+) are eligible for a 10% discount on full price online courses and diploma program tuition.
Note that this discount cannot be combined with sale pricing, seasonal courses or any other offers. To receive this discount you will need to provide documentation of your birth date by contacting our College Coordinator Jacqui at [email protected]. You will need to enter the promo code at checkout in order to receive the discount, no exceptions can be made.
What can I do with my Master Herbalist Diploma?
The Master Herbalist Diploma teaches healing practices of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as taking a more in depth approach to using Western herbal medicines for specific pathologies.
As a Master Herbalist, you will have the knowledge to begin forging a career in Herbal medicine. Whether your interest lies in building a practice, creating your own plant medicine, teaching, formulating a produce line or whatever you choose to pursue, at this stage a professional aspect begins to emerge. As a herbalist in the industry, you will be ready to begin blossoming into your new profession!
We recommend students concurrently take or continue onto our Clinical Herbalist program to get practicum experience in a clinic setting working alongside Certified Clinical Herbalists.
Please note that our Practical Herbalist Diploma program is a prerequisite for the Master Herbalist program.