Computer Professionals Program
Master of Science in Computer Science

Maharishi University of Management, USA

Application Steps (International Applicants)

(U.S. citizens and permanent residents do not do steps 3b., 4., 5., 6.1, 7.2.)

What you do What we do

1. Complete the online application form HERE.

1a. We verify that you have initial qualifications and grant Phase 1 acceptance. You will be emailed an ID number, which is needed to proceed with your application.

2. Take a programming exam. For this simple test you are required to write code in one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, or C language. If you do not pass the test, you will need to study programming for some time and then take the test again before your application can proceed. See sample test.

2a. Your exam is graded. Please allow 7-10 days for results. Upon passing, you will be asked to send the items.

3. Send the items requested on the

Application Checklist including your transcripts and resume.

Note: Please do NOT send these items until you are asked to send them.

3a. Our Academic Review Committee thoroughly reviews your documents and grants Phase 2 acceptance.

3b. We contact you by email to schedule an appointment for an English interview.

4. English interview via telephone.

4a. We do a final review of your application, your level of financial aid is awarded. and you are given final acceptance to the program. (Please allow up to 3-4 weeks.)

5.1 Send documents verifying finances.

5.2 Submit international application I-20 fee.

5.3 Sign student agreement form.

Note: Students from Egypt, Ethiopia and Nepal are required to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique in their home countries before final acceptance is granted. See below.

5a. The University issues the legal documents needed to apply for a student visa. Visa help.

For information about student visas, see the U.S. Department of State website.

6.1 You schedule your visa interview at the U.S. embassy, attend your visa interview and receive visa.

6.2 Book a flight to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

6.3 Notify your admissions representative of your travel itinerary, and ask for instructions on transportation to the University.

6a. The University arranges for someone to meet you at the airport to bring you to campus.

7.1 Arrive at your dormitory on campus.

Attend orientation session as requested.

7.2 Enjoy 8 months of courses on campus.

Search for a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internship job at a US company under the guidance of our Career Placement Center.

Complete coursework via distance education while gaining hands on, professional experience for which you will earn a full salary, and gain academic credit.

Attend graduation ceremonies

Enjoy the rest of your life!


The Transcendental Meditation® technique

All students at Maharishi University of Management are required to practice this simple technique twenty minutes twice a day to develop their inner creativity and intelligence and to increase their mental clarity and ability to function effectively under stress. We encourage you to learn the technique from a qualified teacher in your country of residence before you enter our program. If you learn the Transcendental Meditation technique after you arrive on campus, a $480 instruction fee will be debited to your student account. This amount will be added to the loan that you will take out when you are placed in a practical training job.

The cost of learning the Transcendental Meditation program in your country of residence is paid directly to the Transcendental Meditation teacher and is not a part of your tuition payment.

In order to verify that you have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique, an "Admission Supplement" form must be sent to the Computer Professionals Program Admissions Office. You should download this form, fill out the top part, then give the form to your teacher to submit directly to us.

To find a qualified teacher in your country, please see In India, see this site.

Special instructions for students from Ethiopia, Egypt and Nepal:

Applicants residing in Ethiopia, Egypt, and Nepal are required to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique in their home country, and practice it regularly before coming to M.U.M. Please contact your Admissions Representative to find a qualified teacher.



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