Completion of FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence or STC 508 Science and Technology of Consciousness, plus an additional Forest Academy for each semester in which the student is enrolled for at least 4 blocks

  • Students in one-year programs may not miss any Forest Academies.
  • Students in 1 1/2 -year or longer programs are allowed to miss one Forest Academy during their master’s degree program.
  • Students in nonstandard programs may have different Forest Academy requirements.

Forest Academies

A Forest Academy is a two-week period of study of particular themes of Vedic Science, where students will explore, through direct experience and understanding, the most vital element in creation — the field of pure consciousness that is the inner intelligence at the basis of every individual and the entire universe. Students are enrolled for one Forest Academy each semester, if they are enrolled for at least 4 blocks of classes. Students enrolled one year or less may not miss any Forest Academies. Students enrolled 1 1/2 years or longer may miss one Forest Academy. Forest Academy course descriptions

Development of Consciousness (DC) Courses

Completion of each semester’s Development of Consciousness course with a grade of P or H. Students are automatically enrolled in DC 520 or DC 535 for each semester they are enrolled.

Instructional Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative instructional GPA of 3.0 or higher

Program Requirements

Requirements for a program of study, which may include completion of one of the following:

  • Thesis with an oral examination. When a thesis is part of the planned program, students consult with the department in the selection of a faculty member who is willing and able to direct the research and the writing of the thesis. The director may or may not be the original departmental academic advisor.
  • A minimum of eight credits in master’s thesis research is required; these credits count toward the minimum number of credits for the degree. ? Some departments may require more than eight credits of master’s thesis research. The maximum number of credits that may be earned in master’s thesis research is determined by each department.
  • The thesis must be acceptable to the student’s thesis director.
  • The thesis must be organized, typed, duplicated, and bound according to regulations prescribed by the Graduate School. An abstract of the thesis not exceeding 150 words must also be prepared.
  • Students in a thesis program are required to pass an oral examination on the thesis.

Comprehensive examination.

The comprehensive examination for the master’s degree may be in the form of a written or oral examination. The date for the examination is scheduled by the department. The student must be registered during the term in which the examination is taken.

Integrative final project with an oral presentation

The above information is subject to change any time.

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