I've been interested lately in finding information about Doctoral programs in Herbology or Herbal Medicine. I've found a number of them, but none are accredited. I've found Master's degrees in Herbology (one DEAC accredited), but it's a Master's. It appears to me that Master's is as high as you can go from the accredited side with Herbology, and after that you have to get a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Is there a gap here, or is this the way it should be? I mean, what if a person wants to learn Herbal Medicine at the Doctoral level for research, experimentation, and new protocol development outside of the clinical setting that being an ND is meant for? How would they do it legitimately? I've seen PhD's in the medical field that prepare a person for a non-patient facing career, so I'm curious as to why this is not the same for Herbal Medicine? Lack of demand, perhaps?