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Courses / Degree Requirements for the PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2020-21 and is subject to change.

Upon successful completion of the core PhD curriculum, students are advanced to candidate status and begin work on their dissertation proposal.

Upon successful completion of proposal courses, which culminates with the defense of their written proposal, students advance to the PhD researcher status and then enroll in MVS 701: Original Research and Dissertation Preparation.

The PhD degree is awarded to a PhD researcher once the following steps have been completed:

  • Presentation of the dissertation findings in a formal lecture with an open public forum for discussion
  • Acceptance of dissertation by the Graduate School and the Library
  • Certification by the graduate faculty of the student’s continuing exemplification of the highest standards of holistic development.