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  • Unfold your inner potential
  • Master practical knowledge to transform your life
  • Examine the traditional literature and the modern science of consciousness
  • Help create coherence, harmony, and world peace
  • Transcendental Meditation® teacher training course specialization available ?

Who am I? Where am I going?

Ancient teachers looked within themselves to find answers to answer questions like: “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “How can I become more creative and develop my full potential?”

They found that underlying their thoughts, perceptions, and actions was a field of pure intelligence, a field of Being, that provided insights into these deep questions.

Explore consciousness from current and traditional perspectives

Fred Travis on Maharishi Vedic ScienceSome philosophers suggest that consciousness is as fundamental to life as time and space. Vedic science describes consciousness as even more fundamental, existing in and by itself, independent of any personal owner. These perspectives on consciousness are integrated in a discipline called Maharishi Vedic Science, which forms the basis for this program. (see video)

Probing your connection with the world

In this program, you will probe the furthest reaches of neuroscience, physics, and social sciences by examining the interaction between brain functioning and consciousness, parallels between the unified field of physics and the field of consciousness, and the connection between individual and collective consciousness.

Profound personal development

As you study each topic, you’ll heighten your creativity, deepen your critical thinking skills, and improve your writing ability, along with other vital career and life skills.

In addition, you’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique which enhances your personal inner growth and helps build a strong basis for success and fulfillment in all areas of life.

What careers does this degree prepare me for?

This program prepares you for a wide range of careers. It develops your consciousness, creativity, and intelligence. It also enhances your thinking and communication skills, improves learning ability, and prepares you to be adaptable and cope with stress more effectively. Graduates often say this degree is the basis of their personal and professional success.

Graduates from the MA program say

Brock Bond

Brock Bond

Brock Bond

Baseball coach and TM teacher
Graduated in 2016

“I am really glad I did the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential. It is a unique degree which focuses on developing the student from a deeper level.”

Gaelen Armstrong

Gaelen Armstrong

Gaelen Armstrong

Metal artist
Graduated in 2013

“It fostered a personal growth that I value, and I think it's made me a better, more capable person.”

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor

Certified Teacher of the TM program
Graduated in 2018

“As the representative of this knowledge in my community of meditators, I feel I am more proficient and confident because of the MA degree program.”

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Entertainer and former College Communications Professor
Graduated in 2012

“This degree program was one of the best experiences of my life. I would do it again without question. It was extremely rewarding, and is something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Margot Suettmann

Margot Suettmann

Margot Suettmann

PhD researcher
Graduated in 2013

“It gave me a new outlook and perspective in my research field.”

Featured faculty



Dr. Thomas Egenes is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit. He earned an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia; an MA in Higher Education Administration from Maharishi University of Management; and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.


Students in the MA in Maharishi Vedic Science listed above may add a specialization to their degree by completing additional coursework in one of the following areas:

Requires 18 credits of coursework in classes that were not taken for the MA in MVS or have been significantly reformulated with new books and materials since they were taken or MVS 520: Advanced Studies in Maharishi Vedic Science.
Requires 18 credits of graduate courses in Physiology and Health.

Requires 18 credits of coursework selected from the following:

  • MVS 525: Sanskrit and Maharishi Vedic Science
  • MVS 526: Sanskrit
  • MVS 527: Advanced Sanskrit
  • MVS 534: Readings in Vedic Literature
Requires 18 credits of graduate courses in Gandharva Veda.
Students expand, apply, and express their growing knowledge of Maharishi Vedic Science in professional settings. The Practicum Specialization may be taken concurrently with the evening/weekend program schedule of study, or they may be taken after some or all of the MA coursework in the day program schedule has been completed.
Requires 18 credits of MVS 580: Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Technologies.
Requires 18 credits of MVS 581: Applied Research in Maharishi Vedic Science.
Requires MVS 490: Transcendental Meditation Technique Teacher Training
(Students who have successfully completed the TM Teacher Training course before they take the MA courses will automatically graduate with a specialization in TM Teacher Training)

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