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MUM at a glance

  • Accreditation: MUM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting agency for universities and colleges in the North Central region of the US. The HLC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Non-profit: MUM is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit university.
  • Founder: In 1971, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded the University (initially called Maharishi International University), and developed Consciousness-Based education so students could gain deep self-knowledge while studying the academic field of their choosing.
  • campus mapCampus: 370 acres and 45 buildings, including our net-positive Sustainable Living Center and a 60,000-square-foot recreation centercampus map
  • Enrollment: 1,733 total students (292 undergraduate and 1,441 graduate)
  • Academic programs: MUM offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs on-campus and online. In addition, a variety of unique enrichment programs are available online.
  • Programs we’ve pioneered:

    MUM is the first university in the US to offer these degree programs:

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  • Grants received: MUM has received more than $32 million in federal and other grants, including $26 million from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Campus diversity: Students from 86 countries and a wide range of religions are welcomed on campus. MUM is an LGBTQ safe zone.
  • Recent commencement speakers: US Senator Tom Harkin (2013), US Congressman Tim Ryan (2017), filmmaker David Lynch (2016), former Prime Minister of Japan Dr. Yukio Hatoyama (2015), former US Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Scott Gould (2018), actor Jim Carrey (2014)

A radically different approach to education

Consciousness-Based Education

Through Consciousness-Based Education, you’ll study the subjects you’re passionate about while embarking on a journey of self-discovery and inner growth. As your awareness expands, your ability to absorb knowledge and see the big picture improves, and you’ll be able to connect what you’re learning in a meaningful way to your own life.

Through Consciousness-Based Education, you’ll study the subjects you’re passionate about while embarking on a journey of self-discovery and inner growth.

As your awareness expands, your ability to absorb knowledge and see the big picture improves, and you’ll be able to connect what you’re learning in a meaningful way to your own life.

Block system: More focus with less stress

Study one subject per month full-time for up to 10 months per year. You’ll dive deep into each course with your undivided attention.

Benefits:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of each subject
  • Your professors really get to know you
  • No juggling 4–5 classes (and homework) at once
  • No finals week

How is the block system different?

The MUM Experience

Many of our students transfer to MUM looking for a more meaningful and less stressful educational experience. With an open, diverse, and supportive campus community, Consciousness-Based education, the block system, and the Transcendental Meditation® technique as part of the curriculum, MUM is often the alternative they are looking for.

Is this place real?

People frequently ask us this question. Yes, it’s real – but nothing we say can take the place of experiencing MUM yourself. We invite you to attend a Visitors Weekend to find out if MUM is a good fit for you.

What defines the MUM experience?

2018 Alumni SurveyComparing MUM with other colleges/universities they’ve attended (303 reviews)

Inner growth:

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2018 Alumni SurveyComparing MUM with other colleges/universities they’ve attended (303 reviews)

Inner growth:

Healthy lifestyle:

Less stress & anxiety:

Friendly campus atmosphere:

Overall happiness:

Leadership

President John Hagelin, Ph.D.

The president of Maharishi University of Management, John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a renowned quantum physicist, educator, author, and leading proponent of peace. While you may recognize him from recent films such as The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know?!, Dr. Hagelin has been investigating the foundations of human consciousness for decades.

Dr. Hagelin conducted pioneering research at CERN, home of the world’s largest particle accelerator. He developed a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the superstring, and his articles on electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry, and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences.

He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981.

Outcomes

What are our graduates up to?
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From international corporations to local companies, an impressive roster of businesses are hiring our graduates. Here are just a few:

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