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Explore the nature of reality, read ancient texts, and relate principles of physics to Vedic knowledge.

  • Experience growth towards higher states of consciousness through daily meditation practice, an ideal, healthy routine, and the support of a spiritual community of like-minded people
  • Immerse yourself deeply in ancient Vedic knowledge and learn how this information can be applied to daily life and world issues
  • Study the science behind the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique, advanced meditation techniques, transcendence, and enlightenment
  • Optionally learn the TM-Sidhi program, a set of techniques that accelerates the personal growth experienced through meditation

What you’ll learn

Topics you’ll study in our unique class lineup include:

  • How Vedic knowledge can be applied to different philosophies, world dilemmas, and your daily life
  • How to read Sanskrit for its sound value and experience its effects on specific parts of the physiology
  • How the brain functions before, during, and after practice of Transcendental Meditation
  • How you can help bring peace to your surrounding community through practice of the advanced TM-Sidhi technique
  • See a full list of courses in the program  ➤

You’ll learn how to work with others, write, research, communicate, and create in new ways and take the same variety of courses that you would in a traditional liberal arts education while also experiencing personal and spiritual growth.

What is Maharishi Vedic Science?

Maharishi Vedic Science has its source in the ancient Vedic tradition of India. The term “Vedic” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Veda,” which means “knowledge.”

Maharishi Vedic Science brings together this ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge and the discoveries of modern science to answer fundamental questions about life.

When you study Maharishi Vedic Science, you’ll explore the nature of your own inner self and how it relates to the wider world. You’ll also learn how this knowledge can be applied to practical situations to make the world a more peaceful place.

Pursue your dreams in whichever field you choose

Our MA in Maharishi Vedic Science focuses on personal, spiritual growth and builds a strong basis for further career development in any area.

Our holistic degree program will help you to enhance your creativity, deepen your critical thinking skills, and improve your writing ability, along with other vital career and life skills.

Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more ➤


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 18-36 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 18-36 credits of graduate courses in Physiology and Health.

Requires 18-36 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 18-36 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 18-36 credits of MVS 580: Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Technologies.
Requires 18-36 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)

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.

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