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Learn about the deepest level of reality through ancient Vedic wisdom and perspectives, and modern science.

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February 2019

  • Grow through daily Transcendental Meditation® practice
  • Engage with a supportive online community of spiritual seekers
  • Learn how Vedic knowledge can be applied to everyday life
  • Study the science behind consciousness and transcendence

The science of consciousness

You’ll study Maharishi Vedic Science, an ancient tradition of knowledge that has its roots in Vedic India. This field of study illuminates the ultimate nature of reality, our connection to it, and how this knowledge can be used to make the world a better place.

Topics you’ll study include…

  • How the spoken sound value of Sanskrit enlivens the mind
  • How the brain functions during Transcendental Meditation practice
  • How ancient Vedic concepts relate to modern science & more

Supportive online community

Our part-time, three-year structure lets you study from home on your own schedule. Classes require about 10 to 11 hours of work per week and move at a relaxed pace, giving you time to dive deeply into each topic.

You’ll gain the benefit of MUM’s supportive teachers and immerse yourself in an online community of fellow spiritual seekers, discussing deep topics and creating new friendships along the way.

Profound personal development

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

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

Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more ➤

From one of our students:

“An unexpected benefit has been the close-knit community that has developed among the students. Even though we are situated all over the world, we get to know each other through the forums and webinars.

The posts and comments from these new friends deepen and enrich the knowledge because everyone has a unique perspective. The professors and their assistants also develop a personal relationship with everyone.” — Susi Halley

Featured classes


Enlightenment: States of Higher Development in Maharishi Vedic Science


You’ll explore Maharishi’s description of higher states of consciousness through studying personal experiences, scientific research, and the record of ancient Vedic texts, seeing how each of these accounts relates to your own experiences of consciousness.


Sanskrit I


You’ll study the proper pronunciation and reading of Sanskrit, the language of the Vedic literature, as well as Maharishi’s explanation of the role of this unique “language of nature.” You’ll also learn to pronounce the Sanskrit alphabet and write in Devanāgarī script.


Physiology, Consciousness, and Veda


In this course, you’ll study how consciousness structures the physiology and how brain functioning can enable a person to live in higher states of consciousness. You’ll also measure the growth of your own consciousness.




You’ll review your growth and understanding of higher states of consciousness by writing two papers: a personal narrative of your experience during the MA program and an academic paper reviewing the main principles of Maharishi Vedic Science.

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