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Maharishi Vedic Science (MA) Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements below for the MA in Maharishi Vedic Science, students need to satisfy the general requirements for a master’s degree.

As a specialization after the one year of course work, you may take the TM teacher training course, which lasts 5 months.

In order to qualify for the degree of MA in Maharishi Vedic Science, students must successfully complete 40 credits of course work as follows:

Fall Semester:

MVS 508 Science of Creative Intelligence

This course discusses the full range of consciousness from individual experience to the fundamental field of intelligence that underlies all of life and how this is unfolded through Consciousness-Based education. (4 credits)

MVS 540 Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science

MVS 540 Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science: The Self-Referral Dynamics of

In this course, students discover the fabrics of immortality in their own physiology.
Topics include the self-interacting dynamics of consciousness, the Constitution of the
Universe, the forty aspects of the Veda and Vedic literature, Maharishi’s Apaurusheya
Bhashya, Rik Veda, and Vedic Devata in the human physiology. (2-4 credits)

MVS 525 and MVS 526 Sanskrit

MVS 525 Sanskrit I: Learning the Language of Nature and Understanding Principles of Natural Law

This course introduces the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic Literature. Students learn the Sanskrit alphabet and the Devanagari script, and they study Maharishi’s explanation of the role of Sanskrit as the Language of Nature. (variable credits —may be repeated for credit)

MVS 509 Bhagavad-Gita

MVS 509 Bhagavad-Gita: The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action

In this course, students study Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. ( 4 credits)

MVS 559 Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science

MVS 559 Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science

This course examines the role of science in the acquisition of knowledge. It considers the basic components of the scientific method, the fundamentals of logic and important issues in the philosophy of science including the strengths and limitations of both objectivity and subjectivity. This is then compared and contrasted with the integrative approach of Maharishi Vedic Science, which offers study and research in the field of pure consciousness, the ultimate reality of one’s own Self. (4 credits)

MVS 461 Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading and Maharishi Ayurveda

MVS 461 Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading: Assessing the Body’s Inner Intelligence through the Touch of Three Fingers on the Pulse

This course provides the theory and practical technique for detecting balance and imbalance in the body through the Maharishi Self-Pulse program. Students gain a thorough understanding of how the intelligence within the physiology is reflected in the pulse. The course also describes measures to correct imbalances before disease arises. Students not only learn to detect states of physiological balance and imbalance; they also learn how the Maharishi Self-Pulse program can create a balancing influence in any area of imbalance, spontaneously enhancing physiological integration. (4 credits)

Spring Semester:

MVS 544 Principles of Maharishi Vedic Science in Physics (2 credits)

MVS 544 Physics of Invincibility

This course demonstrates how the historical development of unified quantum field theory has been intimately concerned with resolving the apparent opposition between observer and observed. In this context, the student can readily understand how Maharishi Vedic Science completes and enriches the most sophisticated discoveries of advanced physics. (2–4 credits)

MVS 552 Unfolding the Total Potential of Human Life In Higher States of Consciousness

This course investigates Maharishi’s description of higher states of consciousness that arise naturally and spontaneously through practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. Personal experience, scientific research, and the record of ancient arise naturally and spontaneously through practice of the Transcendental Meditation and Vedic texts are used to understand higher states of consciousness. (2–4 credits)

MVS 504 Physiology, Consciousness, and Veda

Awakening Your Total Brain Potential

In this course, students explore how the brain develops from birth to higher states of consciousness. Students learn: how experience changes the brain, how the body responds to stress, the physiological correlates of each state of consciousness, and how the Veda and Vedic Literature are expressed in the physiology. (4 credits)

MVS 555 Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government: Automation in Administration

MVS 555 Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government: Automation in Administration 

Ideal Administration: Alliance with Nature’s Government. 

This course examines how any nation can create a problem-free, prevention-oriented government on a par with the Government of Nature. Topics include: the structure and function of the total potential of Natural Law, and how Natural Law can be engaged to bring ideal government to every nation; the significance of collective consciousness and its effect on government; the role of the Global Country of World Peace; and scientific research on Vedic technologies that align individual and national consciousness with the infinite intelligence and creative power of Nature’s Government, which administers the universe with perfect order. (4 credits)

MVS 585 Capstone

MVS 585 Capstone — Celebrating Perfection in Education

In this course students write a final research paper which explores practical outcomes of Maharishi Vedic Science—how the principles brought out by Maharishi address current problems in society, such as education, government, ADHD, PTSD, etc. In addition, students view tapes of Maharishi on education, take a Sanskrit exam, and give written and oral feedback on their educational experience in the MA program.Finally, students give an oral presentation which envisions how they anticipate using their MA degree in their careers. (2–4 credits)

Academic concentrations

  • Advanced Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Physiology and Health
  • Reading the Vedic Literature

Practicum concentrations

  • Maharishi Vedic Technologies
  • Educational Applications of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Development of Consciousness
  • Maharishi Gandharva Veda Music
  • TM Teacher Training Course

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