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  • Unfold your inner potential
  • Master practical procedures to transform your life
  • Examine modern perspectives on consciousness in the light of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Help create coherence, harmony, and a more peaceful world
  • Available online and on-campus

Who am I, and how am I connected to everything around me?

students3Ancient teachers looked within themselves to find answers to answer questions like: “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “How can I become more creative and develop my full potential?”


Explore your inner consciousness as you investigate current and traditional perspectives on human potential

Fred Travis on Maharishi Vedic ScienceLeading scientists suggest that consciousness is as fundamental to life as time and space. Vedic science describes consciousness as even more fundamental, existing in and by itself, independent of any personal owner. These perspectives on consciousness are integrated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Maharishi Vedic Science, which forms the basis for this program. (see video)


Probing your connection with the world

In this program, you will probe the furthest reaches of neuroscience, physics, and social sciences by examining the interaction between brain functioning and consciousness, parallels between the unified field of physics and the field of consciousness, and the connection between individual and collective consciousness.


Profound personal development

Gain direct experience of your universal nature through procedures such as the Transcendental Meditation® technique, Maharishi YogaSM asanas, reading Vedic literature in Sanskrit, self-pulse reading—as part of a transformative daily routine. Deeper inner experiences give a new platform to understand theoretical discussions of the full range of consciousness.


What careers does this degree prepare me for?

This program 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.

On-campus or online?

Both tracks of the MA in Consciousness & Human Potential provide the same sequence of 11 courses for exploring your Self and enriching all aspects of your life.

The on-campus track is a 10-month immersion program. The online track extends over 32 months and enables you to enjoy the program’s benefits while holding other responsibilities.

Graduates from the MA program say

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Johannes Schweigel

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PhD student
Graduated in 2020

It's amazing how much growth I have experienced in just one year. I started out with an almost obsessive curiosity to understand everything. I am still curious but now I can dive deeply into knowledge without any sense of pressure. My physiology has relaxed and I simply enjoy life more and more with each day.

Brock Bond

Brock Bond

Brock Bond

Baseball coach and TM teacher
Graduated in 2016

“I am really glad I did the MA in Consciousness & Human Potential. It is a unique degree which focuses on developing the student from a deeper level.”

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor

Kathy Connor

Certified Teacher of the TM program
Graduated in 2018

“As the representative of this knowledge in my community of meditators, I feel I am more proficient and confident because of the MA degree program.”

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.”

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Doug Shannon

Entertainer and former College Communications Professor
Graduated in 2012

“This degree program 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.”

Cost & Aid, 2021-22

US On-Campus MA in Consciousness & Human Potential

IMPORTANT: This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year) of this program for a student who is residing on campus.

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$29,530
Housing (single room) and meals$7,400
Grants and scholarship (maximum)-$13,330
Net program cost per year$23,600
Federal student loans-$23,600
Your payment$0

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal student loans are available to cover the additional estimated cost of $6,800 per year.
The amount of available scholarship varies by student category. For example, the amount listed above is automatically provided based on FAFSA results for a student who is in-residence with 12 or more credits per semester.
Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

US Online MA in Consciousness & Human Potential

This program is generally three years online, equivalent to one year onsite. The tuition listed here is for one year online (two semesters) during 2021-22.

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$5,600
Low interest federal loans-$5,600
Your payment$0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans-$10,000

Additional Financial Aid Information

$10,000 per year in optional federal student loans are available toward living expenses.
Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International On-Campus MA in Consciousness & Human Potential

IMPORTANT: This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year) of this program for a student who is residing on campus.


Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$29,530
Scholarships($17,724)
Net cost of tuition and fees$11,806
Housing (single room) and meals$7,400
Health Insurance (estimate)$2,940
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Estimated net price$25,646

Additional Financial Aid Information

Federal student loans are available to cover the additional estimated cost of $6,800 per year.
The amount of available scholarship varies by student category. For example, the amount listed above is automatically provided based on FAFSA results for a student who is in-residence with 12 or more credits per semester.
Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, please email intadmis@mum.edu or call Admissions at (641) 472 1110.

International Online MA in Consciousness & Human Potential

The tuition listed here is for one academic year (two semesters). Program duration is 3 years.

Annual Cost of Attendance
Tuition$5,600
This tuition rate is for 6-11 credits per semester for two semesters. Stand-alone individual courses are $500 per credit.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, please email intadmis@mum.edu or call Admissions at (641) 472 1110.

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Featured faculty

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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 International University; and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

Specializations

Students in the MA in Consciousness & Human Potential 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 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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