Program Overview

Master of Arts in Yoga Studies Program Overview

 

The Graduate Yoga Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University provides deep study of the Yoga tradition from multiple perspectives through a Master of Arts degree, offered both in residential and low-residency formats.

Scroll down for additional planning tools, resources, and information to help get you started. 

 

M.A. Roadmap

Road map to degree infographic

 

  • The Residential program is the fastest way to the M.A. degree. Offered as a cohort style experience, students go through the 2-year program together gaining the chance to build strong connections and foster a lasting sense of community.

    • The total time to complete the Residential M.A. in Yoga Studies will be 21 months (36 semester units). Students should allow additional time to fulfill Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) requirements (optional), plus pre/co-requisite certificate program through LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality (CRS).

    • *Please note classes listed on the checklist may be taken out of order and substituted in certain scenarios. 

    Residential Degree Checklist

  • The Residential Yoga Therapy Program is offers many of the same benefits and experience as the Residential Yoga Studies M.A. but emphasizes Yoga Therapy Applications. 

    • The total time to complete the Residential M.A. in Yoga Studies with the Yoga Therapy concentration is 21 months (39 semester units). Students should allow additional time to fulfill Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) requirements (optional), plus pre/co-requisite certificate program through LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality (CRS).

    • *Please note classes listed on the checklist may be taken out of order and substituted in certain scenarios. 

    Yoga Therapy Degree Checklist

  • The low-residency program is a route made to accommodate students unable to attend classes on the LMU campus. Spread out over the course of 3 years, this route allows students to pursue the M.A. degree from the comfort of their city with a few required campus visits. 

    • The total time to complete the Residential M.A. in Yoga Studies with the Yoga Therapy concentration is 21 months (39 semester units). Students should allow additional time to fulfill Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) requirements (optional), plus pre/co-requisite certificate program through LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality (CRS).
    • *Please note classes listed on the checklist may be taken out of order and substituted in certain scenarios. 

    Low-Residency Degree Checklist

  • The low-residency Yoga Therapy program offers a low-residency option for those interested in Yoga Therapy applications who are unable or prefer not to meet full time on campus.

    • Total time to complete the Low Residency M.A. in Yoga Studies is 33 months (36 semester units). Students should allow additional time to fulfill Certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) requirements (optional), plus pre/co-requisite certificate program through LMU’s Center for Religion and Spirituality (CRS).
    • *Please note classes listed on the checklist may be taken out of order and substituted in certain scenarios. 

    Low-Residency Yoga Therapy Degree Checklist

  • In addition to the M.A. degree, students who wish to follow the 2-year residential program curriculum may choose to add an additional year in which to pursue the Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy Certificate (PGYT).

    • Please download the checklist below, or see the Graduate Yoga Therapy Studies page for more information.

    • *Please note classes listed on the checklist may be taken out of order and substituted in certain scenarios. 

    Yoga Therapy Post-Graduate Checklist