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science classThis special research PhD degree is designed for doctoral-level health professionals or those with a master’s in physiology, or the equivalent, to conduct original research on the effects of Maharishi AyurVedaSM and Transcendental Meditation® technique on areas of health and physiology.

Maharishi University of Management continues to develop the scientific understanding of the application of natural, prevention-oriented health care for the improvement of the health and well being of the individual and society.

The objectives of the PhD in Physiology program are:

  1. To give students training in research design and implementation at the doctoral level, leading to publication, and
  2. To provide a program for advanced original research on the effects of modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda, including Transcendental Meditation, on:
    • cardiovascular health, or
    • aging, or
    • improvement in PTSD and other areas of stress-related health disorders, or
    • neuroscience application in health.

For more information about research at MUM, please check out the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention.

Program Directors


Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

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Dr. Robert Schneider

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