For entrance into the Maharishi Vedic Science MA program, applicants must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field. Applicants without a bachelor’s degree may be considered if they can show a bachelor’s equivalent.
- Be practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. If you are not yet practicing TM, the admissions department will connect you with a TM center.
- Read the first two sections in Science of Being and Art of Living, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (50 pages). Choose two or three passages from these sections that appeal to you, explain them in depth, and relate them to your own experience. This should be a 3-4 page paper that is double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font.
Teachers of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program who have two years or more of college education may receive academic credit for their teacher training course and teaching activities.
Students in the standard 11-month (Fall, Spring and Summer) program are instructed in the Transcendental Meditation technique during their first course if they haven’t already learned. We also recommend that all Maharishi Vedic Science students learn the TM-Sidhi program.
Students entering the part-time, 3-year intern program must already practice both the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs for at least one year.
For students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 575 is required for entrance into this program.