Courses & Requirements

This 43-credit Religious Studies MA concentration offers comprehensive training in Yoga Studies. The program is designed for both students interested in doctoral programs as well as yoga teachers and practitioners.

For students enrolling for the Fall 2022 Semester, the first retreat in Colorado will be held during the first few weeks of the Fall Semester at a date to be determined. The second retreat, which starts in the fall of the second year of the program, will run similarly during the first few weeks of the Fall 2023 semester.

Degree Requirements

3 Year Option

First year, fall

Two courses include an intensive retreat during the first few weeks of the semester.

  • REL617e Meditation in Yogic and Tantric Traditions: A Practicum (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL577e The Histories and Philosophies of Yoga (3) [Includes Retreat]

SUBTOTAL 6

First year, spring (online only)

  • REL717e Meditation in Yogic & Tantric Traditions II: A Practicum (3)
  • REL645e Methods and Issues in the Study of Religion (3)

SUBTOTAL 6

Second year, fall

Two courses include an intensive retreat during the first few weeks of the semester

  • REL611e First Turning of the Wheel (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL 634e Hindu Tantric (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL 507e Sanskrit I (4)

SUBTOTAL 10

Second year, spring (online only)

  • REL 615e Power Privilege and Diversity (3)
  • REL 537e Sanskrit II (4) or Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 7 or 6

Third year, fall

  • REL 530e Yoga and Globalization: The Inception of Postural Yoga (3)
  • REL 577e Sanskrit III (4) or Elective (3)
  • Elective (3) for Non-Language track students

SUBTOTAL 7 or 9

Third year, spring

  • REL 587e Sanskrit IV (4) or Elective (3)
  • Elective (3) or REL 883e Master's Thesis (required for non-language track students)

SUBTOTAL 7 or 6

Total Credits: 43

This program can also be completed at an accelerated 2.5 year pace. See below for curriculum and cost/aid information.

2.5 Year Option

First year, fall

Two courses include an intensive retreat during the first few weeks of the semester.

  • REL617e Meditation in Yogic and Tantric Traditions: A Practicum (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL577e The Histories and Philosophies of Yoga (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL507e Sanskrit I (4)

SUBTOTAL 10

First year, spring (online only)

  • REL717e Meditation in Yogic & Tantric Traditions II: A Practicum (3)
  • REL645e Methods and Issues in the Study of Religion (3)
  • REL537e Sanskrit II (4) or Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 10 or 9

Second year, fall

Two courses include an intensive retreat during the first few weeks of the semester

  • REL611e First Turning of the Wheel (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL 634e Hindu Tantric (3) [Includes Retreat]
  • REL 557e Sanskrit III (4) or Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 10 or 9

Second year, spring (online only)

  • REL 615e Power Privilege and Diversity (3)
  • REL 587e Sanskrit IV (4) or Elective (3)
  • Elective (3) [For Students not Taking Upper Level Sanskrit]

SUBTOTAL 7 or 9

Third year, fall

  • REL 530e Yoga and Globalization: The Inception of Postural Yoga (3)
  • REL883e Masters Thesis (required for non-language track students) or Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 6

Total Credits: 43

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