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Entrance Requirements for the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2019-20 and is subject to change.

For entrance into the MA in Consciousness and Human Potential, applicants must:

  • All master’s degree applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Complete the departmental essay: Read the two sections (3 pages) in The Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi What is Being? and Being is the Essential Constituent of Creation. In 700-800 words, respond to the following: “Discuss Maharishi’s description of the nature of Being as the essential constituent of creation.” This should be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt font. We recommend that applicants purchase the book, but you may also view and download the relevant pages.

English language verification

For students whose first language is not English: official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years, unless you have earned a full-time, on-campus degree from Canada, Australia, the UK, or the US within the past 2 years. Students with scores below 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE will be asked to take the test again or change their program to English as a Second Language.

Transcendental Meditation technique

  • Students entering the one-year day program are recommended to learn the TM technique before enrollment. Otherwise, they will receive instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique within their first week of class.
  • Students entering the three-year evening/weekend program must be practicing TM before enrolling.

All MUM students practice the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique. For information on the TM technique or finding a TM teacher, please visit