M.A. Consciousness Studies

M.A. Consciousness Studies




The courses in the Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies provide students with a solid foundational knowledge in the area of consciousness.


The Consciousness Studies faculty represents internationally renowned teachers and experts in the theory and practice of ancient and contemporary wisdom disciplines. Each of these brings an integral, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective to the teaching of their subjects.

Student Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss, compare and contrast the models of cosmology as found in Eastern and Western spiritual and modern scientific and philosophical traditions
  • Recognize  religious experiences and analyze ideas in philosophical and academic terms
  • Demonstrate understanding of principal theories of modern science and discuss their implications for consciousness
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehensively reference major texts of world wisdom and classical philosophy and:
    • Conduct comparative analyses and syntheses of their ideas;
    • Apply and synthesize principles related to the nature of human consciousness and its transformation;
    • Utilize principles related to world harmony and social transformation
  • Demonstrate ability to apply the perspective of philosophical and wisdom traditions  to everyday human problems and devise creative written and oral solutions.

Graduate Curriculum

To complete a graduate degree in Consciousness Studies a student must complete 51 credits of coursework (17 courses) and a 3 credit thesis. Of the 17 courses at least 13 must be in the area of philosophy (PHI) or Religion (REL) and 4 electives from Psychology (PSY).

Read Course Descriptions for Philosophy Coursework

Read Course Descriptions for Religion Coursework



Thesis: Student Comprehensive – MCS/MTP 701