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Choose from one of several tracks to research Maharishi Vedic Science at a deep level and become an expert in the field.

You can begin the doctoral program, the highest level of academic study of Maharishi Vedic Science, after completion of the MA in Maharishi Vedic Science.

What you’ll learn

  • The foundational principles of Maharishi Vedic Science, including Maharishi’s most recent publications
  • Sanskrit and reading Vedic Literature
  • Scientific research on the Transcendental Meditation® program
  • Scientific methodology
  • The discovery of Veda in the human physiology
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Develop core research skills

While expanding your knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science and the nature of consciousness you will hone your understanding of scientific principles, methods, and applications. You will also integrate and utilize communication skills that allow you to share your research findings with fellow researchers and scholars.


Knowledge for global change

One of the goals of researching Maharishi Vedic Science is to find holistic and scientifically validated methods for improving the experience of life; whether it’s at the individual, societal, or governmental level. In this program you will research topics such as current issues in governmental administration, finance and industry, economic inequities, education, and health; then develop proposed improvements and solutions.

Available tracks

After the first year of class, you’ll specialize in one of five tracks:

In the Reading Vedic Literature Track you will spend approximately two and a half years reading Vedic Literature in Sanskrit and experiencing the profound personal development that accompanies this research. Then, you will write a dissertation that describes the results of your research in the Vedic Literature.
In the Application of Maharishi Vedic Science track you will apply a specific technology of Maharishi Vedic Science to a particular area of society and then document any changes that may occur.
In the Modern Science and Maharishi Vedic Science track you will write a theoretical paper describing principles from an academic discipline and how those principles compare to principles described in Maharishi Vedic Science.
In the Higher States of Consciousness track you will document higher states of consciousness through physiological and psychological research or, alternatively, give a theoretical account of higher states of consciousness as described in historical or religious literature.

Featured faculty

professor-bill-sandsDr. William Sands is the Program Director for the Online MA in Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Science and Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit. He earned an MA and PhD from Maharishi University of Management, an MSCI from Maharishi European Research University, and a BSBA from Georgetown University. He is the author of two books, entitled Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and His Gift to the World, and Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Road to Enlightenment.

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