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  • Unfold your inner potential
  • Master practical knowledge to transform your life
  • Engage with a supportive online community of like-minded people
  • Examine modern perspectives on consciousness in the light of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Help create coherence, harmony, and world peace

Ancient wisdom meets modern science

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)

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 MIU’s supportive teachers and immerse yourself in an online community of like-minded people, 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.

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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