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FA 216Drawing for Beginners (Downey)2Jun 21Jul 16
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jun 21Jul 16
FOR 103Health Related Fitness (Matthews)2Jul 19Aug 13
MGT 346Career Strategies (Gulati)2Jul 19Aug 13
MGT 219Lean Management Principles for Improving Value in Life (Thompson)2Jul 19Aug 13
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine (Jones)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 111Who is Maharishi? Part 1: 1955-1964 (Bonsheff)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 151Introduction to Sanskrit Pronunciation (Wegman)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 220Science & Consciousness for the 21st Century (Travis)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 241A Consciousness-based Approach to World Peace (Goodman)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 273Vedic Wisdom in Art (Beaufort)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 346Creative Intelligence in Leadership (Blank)1Aug 16Aug 27
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity & the Image (Nelson)1Aug 16Aug 27
PH 430Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant Training (Hart)8Aug 16Dec 3
PH 431FFMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Iowa)2Aug 16Aug 28
PHYS 310Foundations of Physics & Consciousness (Hagelin)5Aug 16Oct 22
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Aug 16Oct 22
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AAS 401Senior Project (Beaufort)
8Aug 30Dec 17
AG 300Permaculture Design Certificate (Wilfley)4Aug 30Oct 22
BIO 265Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Olmstead)
4Aug 30Oct 22
CANM 240Global Solutions (Tanner)4Aug 30Oct 22
CANM 313Documentary Film Making (Kouider)4Aug 30Oct 22
MGT 301Cross-Cultural Communication (Thompson)4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading for Good Health (Medeiros)4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas4Aug 30Oct 22
PH 320Happy Healthy Mother Baby (Mullins)4Aug 30Oct 22
RL W200Change Begins Within (Jones)4Aug 30Oct 22
WTG 322The Art of Memoir Writing (Parmasad)4Aug 30Oct 22
AG 244The Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Connection (Bedi)4Oct 25Dec 18
BIO 266Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Olmstead)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 230Podcasting (Morehead Jr)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 300Art of Story (Tanner)4Oct 25Dec 18
CANM 312Music Video (Olivas)4Oct 25Dec 18
MGT 200Growing a Business (Weisman)4Oct 25Dec 18
MVS 300Science of Being & Art of Living4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH262Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition (Medeiros)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4Oct 25Dec 18
PH 431A1Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online) (Medeiros)1Dec 6Dec 18
RL P320Food Systems (Bruen)
4Oct 25Dec 18
WTG 191College Composition 14Oct 25Dec 18
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 2
4Oct 25Dec 18
AG 230Mycology & Organic Mushroom Farming (Wilfley)
2Jan 10Feb 4
CANM 258Graphic Illustration (Rincones)2Jan 10Feb 4
FA 203Understanding Art (Nelson)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 103Health-Related Fitness (Matthews)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 267Upanishads (Egenes)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 270 Art: A Mirror of Consciousness (Beaufort)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2Jan 10Feb 4
HUM 433Women, Wisdom and the World (Goldstein)2Jan 10Feb 4
MGT 346Career Strategies (Goodman)2Jan 10Feb 4
MGT 203Personal Finance (McCollum)2Jan 10Feb 4
MGT 333Organizing & Managing a Wellness Practice (Herriott)2Jan 10Feb 4
MVS 244World Class Brain (Travis)2Jan 10Feb 4
MVS 305Dharma Parenting (Wallace/Travis)2Jan 10Feb 4
PH 430Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Training (Medeiros)8Jan 10May 6
PH 431A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online)3Jan 10Feb 18
PH 431FFMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Iowa)2Jan 10Jan 22
PH 431LAMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Los Angeles)2Jan 10Jan 22
RL E305Energy Systems of Electric Vehicles Technology (Hearn)2Jan 10Feb 4
WTG 216Writing for Life (Waller)2Jan 10Feb 4
FOR 104Creating a Daily Routine 1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 105 Who Am I? 1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 112Who is Maharishi? Part 2: 1965-1974 (Bonsheff)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 151Introduction to Sanskrit Pronunciation (Wegman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 221 Mathematics: The Story of Infinity1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 230Lives of Great Women and Men1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 241A Consciousness-based Approach to World Peace (Goodman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 243Creative Intelligence in Human Development (King)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 245Creative Intelligence in Economics (Thompson)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 246Creative Intelligence in Business (Maheshwari)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 251Vedic Expressions (Wegman)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 272The Art of Yoga (Beaufort)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 305Spirituality and Sustainability1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 403Consciousness, Creativity & the Image (Nelson)1Feb 7Feb 18
FOR 466Introduction to Consciousness-Based Education (Jones)1Feb 7Feb 18
PH 431LAMaharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (Los Angeles)2Feb 7Feb 19
STC 108Exploring Consciousness (Collins)5Feb 7Apr 22
AAS 401Senior Project in Applied Arts & Sciences (Beaufort)8Feb 21Jun 17
AG 340Ethnobotanical & Chemical Ecological Studies of Temperate & Tropical Forest Food Plants (Benjamin)4Feb 21Apr 22
BIO 265Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Olmstead)4Feb 21Apr 22
CANM 245Writing for the Screen (Leopold)4Feb 21Apr 22
CANM 315Motion Graphics (Rincones)4Feb 21Apr 22
FA 141Art of the Self (Nelson)4Feb 21Apr 22
HUM 385The African American Experience in American History (Baruti)4Feb 21Apr 22
MGT 231Creative Entrepreneur I (Sabermajidi)4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 260Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Self-Pulse Reading (Hart)4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 263Maharishi Yoga Asanas4Feb 21Apr 22
PH 320Happy Healthy Mother Baby (Mullins)4Feb 21Apr 22
RL S300Thinking It Through (Jones)4Feb 21Apr 22
RL F310Climate Justice (Bruen)4Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 191College Composition 14Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 192CCTS: College Composition 24Feb 21Apr 22
WTG 319Flash Fiction & Prose Poetry (Parmasad)4Feb 21Apr 22
NumberTitle CreditsStartEnd
AG 515 Global Organic Agriculture Practices (Schaefer)4Apr 25Jun 17
BIO 266Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Olmstead)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 204Sci Fi Fantasy (Tanner)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 251Power of Social Media Marketing (Khare)4Apr 25Jun 17
CANM 330Directing Actors (Kallas)4Apr 25Jun 17
FOR 103Health-Related Fitness (Matthews)2Apr 25May 19
FOR 438Ideal Relationships2Apr 25May 19
HUM 240The Musician and Social Change (Sarnat)4Apr 25Jun 17
MATH 130CCTS: Quantitative Reasoning (Barrett)4Apr 25Jun 17
MGT 333Organizing and Managing a Wellness Practice (Miller)2Apr 25May 19
MVS 370Yoga as Union: Theory and Practice of Maharishi’s Holistic Approach (Kouider)
4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 101Physiology is Consciousness (Hodak)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 230Maharishi AyurVeda Science-Based Aromatherapy (Gentsch)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 262Maharishi AyurVeda Course on Diet, Digestion, and Nutrition (Hart)4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 412Maharishi AyurVeda Herbology (Sharma)4Apr 25Jun 17
RL B202Ecocities: Design for an Urban Future (Stimson)4Apr 25Jun 17
WTG 250CCTS: Power of the Word4Apr 25Jun 17
PH 431A3Maharishi AyurVeda Wellness Consultant Practicum (online)3May 9Jun 17
AG 235Food Forest Design and Development (Wilfley)2May 23Jun 17
FA 208Looking and Seeing (Downey)2May 23Jun 17
FOR 431Higher States of Consciousness (Geer)2May 23Jun 17
FOR 458Ayurvedic Cooking (Sawhney)2May 23Jun 17
MGT 334Strategic Marketing for Your Wellness Practice (Miller)2May 23Jun 17
Course NumberTextbook requirementTextbook titleISBN
FA 216Art materials requiredInstructor will email the art materials list before the course begins
FOR 103RecommendedIMAGINE: The Simple Steps To Success978-1098356279
FOR 431RecommendedConversations with Maharishi, Volume 1.978-0923569365
FOR 431RecommendedScience of Being and Art of Living (revised edition).978-0452282667
FOR 431RecommendedMaharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1-6 (reprint edition).978-0140192476
FOR 431RecommendedThe Supreme Awakening: Experiences of Enlightenment Throughout Time—and How You Can Cultivate Them.978-0923569525
MGT 346Materials provided in course
MGT 219Materials provided in course
PHYS 296RequiredWhere the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism978-0199812097

Consciousness-BasedSM education was developed by the University’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, so that students not only gain professional skills and knowledge in different fields of life but also develop themselves from within to unfold their full potential. Self-exploration is at the heart of an MIU education. By directly experiencing your innermost nature through the Transcendental Meditation® technique, you can easily connect each discipline to your own life, and see the underlying unity of all knowledge. In every course at MIU, in addition to learning the knowledge of the subject, you will explore the connection of that knowledge with consciousness – your innermost Self.

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless procedure to develop students’ full creative potential from within and to improve the overall quality of life. Extensive published research has found that regular TM practice reduces stress, promotes integrated brain functioning, increases creativity and intelligence, and enhances learning ability and academic performance. For these reasons, all students are required to practice the TM technique each day for about 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon. Online students are required to learn Transcendental Meditation before their academic program begins. For those without a local TM center, students can learn TM during the orientation session.

You’ll also learn two simple and effective methods for creating and maintaining a balanced state of health and gaining maximum benefit from your TM practice:

  • simple yoga postures (called Maharishi Yoga Asanas) for flexibility and mind-body integration
  • a simple breathing exercise (called pranayama) for enlivening your mind and body

Accepted US applicants can learn TM for $190. International applicants should consult with their nearest TM center.

To find a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, visit www.tm.org

Initial Participation in a Course
Online students will be automatically withdrawn from a for-credit course if the student does not participate in at least one academic assignment of the course (e.g quiz, forum posting, essay, or other activity specified in the course syllabus) by Day 7 (11:59 pm Central time) after the course-begin date that is published in the Schedule of Courses or the MIU Academic Calendar.

The 14-Day Rule
During the length of the course, a student must participate according to the course syllabus on a weekly basis. Students who do not participate (for example, by submitting a quiz, test, forum posting, written assignment, or substantive question to the instructor) within any 14-day period will be automatically withdrawn from the course.

Since February 22, 2016, Maharishi International University has not given a grade of Incomplete. Instead, students who are not able to complete the final work of a course, typically in the final week, due to illness or family emergency or other compelling circumstances beyond their control, may petition the professor in writing to grant more time. If the petition for additional time is granted by the professor, the professor and student will form and sign a Late Work Contract, including the specific assignments that need to be completed and their due date(s).

Students may not hand in work after the last class session of a course unless they have made prior arrangements with the course instructor. All students are given a grade at the end of the course based on 1) completed work, 2) in-class performance, and 3) work not yet completed.

Categories of late work contracts

Standard Late Work Contract
The student and professor agree that the incomplete work is to be completed within 10 days of the end of the course. Most incomplete work should be made up during the weekend after the final day of a course.

Extended Late Work Contract
In the event the student was sick or otherwise incapacitated for this final weekend, the student has up to 42 days from the end of the course to submit work—except when the course ends at the end of the semester, in which case the final grade must be submitted 2 weeks after the last day of the course. The faculty may also request documentation of the illness or other emergency.

This petition should not be used generally in the case of students who do not meet the Course Participation Policy for Distance Education Students. These students should be given an NW, W, or WH depending on the circumstances. Nor should it be used when the student would like to re-do work for a better grade. The petition is only to cover work that cannot be submitted on time due to illness, family emergency, or other compelling circumstances.

To maintain satisfactory academic progress and eligibility to attend the University, students must meet three standards listed below. These standards are evaluated at the end of each semester. If a student is not meeting any one of these standards, the student is placed on “Academic Warning” for that standard for the following semester. A student not meeting that standard by the end of the “Academic Warning” semester will no longer be eligible to attend the University. Students on academic warning are not eligible for Rotating University courses, directed studies, or internships (except when required by the department for graduation).

Standard #1
Grade Point Average Undergraduates must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Repeated courses use only the higher grade. Transfer credits earned at other institutions are excluded from the GPA calculation. Students who fall below the designated level are put on warning for the next semester.

Standard #2
Completion Rate Undergraduate students must complete two-thirds of instructional credits attempted, within the current degree (excluding RC and REC courses, but including DC courses). Unattended courses are removed from the student’s record and are therefore excluded. Grades of “W,” “WH,” “NC,” “NW,” “NP,” and “AU” are counted as credits attempted but not completed. Transfer credits are not counted as attempted or completed.

Standard #3
Maximum Time Frame Undergraduate students may attempt a maximum of 150% of the number of credits normally required to complete their program. For example, an undergraduate degree requires 128 credits so undergraduates may attempt a maximum of 192 credits to complete their program, including transfer credits, double majors, and switching majors. A student who has 174 credits is placed on “Warning” status the following semester.

To maintain satisfactory academic progress and eligibility to attend the university, graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who fall below a 3.0 GPA are put on warning. Additionally, failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA can result in dismissal from the University.
The Department of Student Life fosters student success by creating and promoting inclusive, educationally purposeful services within and beyond the classroom. Visit the Student Life department webpages for a complete list of their services.

At MIU Student success is our top priority! Below are some vital resources that can help to ensure your learning experience with us is a positive and fulfilling one.

  • Online Student Services Coordinator
    Contact: Megan Buford
    Email: mbuford@miu.edu
  • Cinematic Arts and New Media Department
    Contact: Hemlata Cal-El
    Email: canm@miu.edu
  • Academic Advising
    Contact: Amine Kouider
    Email: canm@miu.edu
  • Online Student Success Center
    Contact: Vanessa Haskins, Supervisor
    Email: vhaskins@miu.edu
  • Tutoring Services
    Contact: Paula Armstrong, Director of Academic Support
    Email: parmstrong@miu.edu
    Tel: (641) 470-1384

Students needing to withdraw from an online credit course must inform their instructor and the MIU Online department of their intent to withdraw. Refunds for online degree-seeking withdrawals are on a per semester % attended basis. See Reductions in Charges and Financial Aid.

Online students who have been withdrawn must reapply and be accepted by the Office of Admissions at miu.edu/application before continuing their online studies.