General Requirements for a Master's Degree
Completion of FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence or STC 508 Exploring Consciousness, plus a Forest Academy for each semester in which the student is enrolled for at least three four-week blocks.
- Students in one-year programs may not miss any Forest Academies.
- Students in 1½-year or longer programs are allowed to miss one Forest Academy during their master’s degree program.
- Students in evening/weekend programs may have different Forest Academy requirements.
FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence
STC 508 Exploring Consciousness
Development of consciousness
The development of consciousness is a core value of the university and an integral component of the academic program. Learning the Transcendental Meditation® technique is an entry requirement for all on-campus and online students. If on-campus students are unable to learn in advance, they can receive instruction shortly after arrival. Students enrolled in online programs will need to make arrangements to learn the technique prior to or very soon after they begin classes.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Cumulative instructional GPA of 3.0 or higher. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate-level students whose average drops below 3.0 are placed on Academic Warning status and have one more semester to bring their average back to the minimum 3.0. At the end of the second semester, if the average is not at the required level, students will be allowed to petition for a probationary semester Probation is not automatically granted. If the student does not petition, or the student’s petition for a probationary semester is denied, the student will be asked to leave the program to which they were accepted, with return conditions determined by the program faculty on a case-by-case basis.