2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies 15 credits

The Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Studies provides students with a strong foundation in the history, theory, and practice of mindfulness so that they may integrate mindfulness into their professional practices and personal lives. This program is especially suitable for health and wellness professionals, social workers, counselors, educators, and those who wish to develop their own practice of mindfulness and to share these practices with students, clients and colleagues.

After successful completion of the first semester, students in the 15-credit certificate may apply to transfer into the Mindfulness Studies master's degree program.


For the university's transfer credit policy for this and other programs, see the Transfer of Credits page.

Program of Study: Certificate

Required Courses

GMIND 6042Mindfulness: Practice, Theory, and Science


GMIND 6047Mindful Communication


GMIND 6049Contemplative Practice Traditions


GMIND 6050Mindful Leadership and Social Change


GMIND 6057Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Awareness


GMIND 6064Mindfulness Studies Residency