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The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Fall 2024, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credit Start End Block
PH500 Basic Principles of Maharishi AyurVeda I 7 08/19/24 12/19/24 08A-12D
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

Fall Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH570 A Exploring Consciousness 1:
Transcendence by Dr. Norman Rosenthal
1 1/13/2025 2/6/2025 01A-01D
PH501 Basic Principles of Maharishi AyurVeda II 8 2/10/2025 6/19/2025 02A-06D
First year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Spring Break*** 03/21-03/30/2025

The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Spring 2024, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH501 Basic Principles of Maharishi AyurVeda II 8 08/19/2024 12/19/2024 08A-12D
First Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

Fall Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH570 A Exploring Consciousness 1:
Transcendence by Dr. Norman Rosenthal
1 1/13/2025 2/6/2025 01A-01D
PH502 Musculoskeletal System 4 2/10/2025 4/17/2025 02A-04C
PH503 Cardiovascular / Renal System 4 4/21/2025 6/19/2025 04D-06D
Second Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Spring Break*** 03/21-03/30/2025

The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Fall 2023, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH502 Musculoskeletal System 4 08/19/2024 10/17/2024 08A-09D
PH503 Cardiovascular / Renal System 4 10/21/2024 12/19/2024 10D-07A
Second Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

Fall Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH570 B Exploring Consciousness 2:
Transcendence by Dr. Norman Rosenthal
1 1/13/2025 2/6/2025 01A-01D
PH504 Digestive System & Metabolism 4 2/10/2025 4/17/2025 02A-04C
PH505 Pulmonary System and ENT 4 4/21/2025 6/19/2025 04D-06D
Second Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Spring Break*** 03/21-03/30/2025

The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Spring 2023, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH504 Digestive System & Metabolism 4 08/19/2024 10/17/2024 08A-09D
PH505 Pulmonary System and ENT 4 10/21/2024 12/19/2024 10D-07A
Second Year Clinical Practicum TBA TBA
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

Fall Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH570 B Exploring Consciousness 2:
Transcendence by Dr. Norman Rosenthal
1 1/13/2025 2/6/2025 01A-01D
PH506 Articular System 3 2/10/2025 03/20/2025 02A-03D
PH507 Endocrine/Reproductive System 5 03/31/2025 6/19/2025 04A-06D
Third Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Spring Break*** 03/21-03/30/2025

The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Fall 2022, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH 506 Articular System 3 08/19/2024 9/26/2024 08A-09D
PH 507 Endocrine/Reproductive System 5 9/30/2024 12/19/2024 10A-12D
Third Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

Fall Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH570 C Exploring Consciousness 3: Bhagavad Gita:
A New Translation & Commentary
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1 1/13/2025 2/6/2025 01A-01D
PH508 Hematologic/Immunologic System 4 2/10/2025 4/17/2025 02A-04C
PH509 Nervous System and Skin 4 4/21/2025 6/19/2025 04D-06D
Third Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Spring Break*** 03/21-03/30/2025

The following is the projected schedule for students entering the MS in Maharishi Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine in Spring 2022, and is subject to change.

Spring Semester 2024

Number Title Credits Start End Block
PH508 Hematologic/Immunologic System 4 08/19/2024 10/17/2024 08A-10C
PH 509 Nervous System and Skin 4 10/21/2024 12/19/2024 10D-12D
Third Year Clinical Training Practicum TBA TBA
***Thanksgiving Break*** 11/27-12/1/2024

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.

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 will receive no-cost TM instruction by using an MIU grant at their local TM Center. 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.

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.

Eligibility
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.

A computer with a reliable internet connection is required to access MIU courses and complete the course activities and assignments. Smartphones and tablets do not possess the functionality necessary to complete all the assignments.
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.

  • Accessibility
    Contact: Lydia Hickman, Accessibility Officer
    Email: accessibility@miu.edu
  • Transcendental Meditation Support
    Contact: Julie Beaufort, Director of Development of Consciousness for Online Students
    Email: tmsupport@miu.edu
  • Library
    Tel: (641) 472-1154
    Email: library@miu.edu
  • Writing Center
    Online students can receive help at any stage of the writing process.
    Email: writingcenter@miu.edu
  • Tutoring
    Contact: Rachael Kunzler, Director of Student Support Services
    Email: rkunzler@miu.edu
    Tel: (641) 732-2667

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.


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