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Also available: Online MA in Maharishi Vedic Science

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Pursuing the deepest comprehension of life

Maharishi Vedic Science

Maharishi Vedic Science brings together ancient knowledge, as brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, with discoveries of modern science to understand fundamental questions about life.

Through daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM®) technique, you’ll focus on personal, spiritual growth and build a strong basis for success and fulfillment in all areas of life.

Who am I? Where do my thoughts come from?

students3Ancient teachers looked within themselves to find answers to answer questions like: “Who am I?”, ”Where do my thoughts come from?”, “What is the source of my creativity?” They found that underlying their thoughts, perceptions, and actions was a field of pure intelligence, a field of Being, of “I am”. Similarly, modern physics has concluded that underlying all matter is a non-material field.

What is the value of Maharishi Vedic Science?

Maharishi Vedic Science gives you experience and understanding of this fundamental field and how to live it in daily life. You acquire self-knowledge for transformation, happiness, and success in life. You learn how to create greater harmony in your relationships, in your community and even in the family of nations.

What careers does Maharishi Vedic Science prepare me for?

Maharishi Vedic Science 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.

Those who take the specialization in the TM teacher training course will be certified for a career in teaching the practical aspect of Maharishi Vedic Science.

Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more ➤

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 Maharishi Vedic Science. 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 Maharishi Vedic Science in my community of meditators, I feel I am more proficient and confident because of the MA in MVS degree program.”

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Entertainer and former College Communications Professor
Graduated in 2012

“The MA in Maharishi Vedic Science 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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