Engage minds and change lives.
Mindfulness training enables you to deepen your focus and stay in the present moment. Research shows that the practice of mindfulness changes the brain’s structure and leads to sustained attention, emotional regulation, and empathy.
Our Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies is designed for those aspiring to gain a strong foundation in the history, theory, and practice of mindfulness but who do not wish to pursue the full master’s degree. Students in the certificate program often already have a master’s degree.
Join a community of students and faculty who will support and guide you toward integrating mindfulness principles in community settings. Our program is especially useful for health and wellness professionals, social workers, counselors, educators, and those who wish to develop a practice of mindfulness and to share these practices with students, clients, and colleagues.
You’ll take five of our mindfulness courses, including the 5 to 8-day mindful retreat, and will be able to integrate your knowledge and skills into an established or new field of endeavor. We make it easy to transfer into the Mindfulness Studies master's degree program—the first of its kind in the nation—any time during the certificate program.
At this time, residents of Georgia, Kentucky, and Oregon are not eligible to enroll in our graduate certificate in Mindfulness Studies. All others may apply.