Contemplative Degree Programs

Prospective students often ask us for information on accredited undergraduate and graduate programs of study with a “contemplative” emphasis. This page is our attempt to list them.

Please note that "contemplative" can be a very broad descriptor, and this list is limited to degree-granting programs which are specifically identified by their institutions as “contemplative,” “holistic,” “integrative,” or “mindfulness”-based.

Be aware that in addition to these programs, there are many individual course offerings, across the academic disciplines and at all types of institutions, which integrate contemplative approaches. As these courses may change every semester, it is not possible for us to maintain a list of them. If you are seeking community with instructors using contemplative methods, we suggest you join the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.

If you have suggestions for improving this list, please contact us or leave a comment of this page with your edits and additions.


  1. Diane Grimes on June 18, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    There’s a Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies minor at Syracuse University.

    • on June 21, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      Oh, yes, fantastic! Thanks so much, Diane. I’ve added it to the page.

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