Post-Graduate Data

Contemplative Studies

The concentration in Contemplative Studies investigates the underlying philosophical, psychological, and scientific bases of human contemplative experience. Students pursue a "third person" academic approach drawn from the humanities and sciences to analyze the cultural, historical, and scientific underpinnings of contemplative experiences in religion, art, music, and literature. This is developed in combination with a "critical first-person" approach based in practical experience of contemplative techniques and methods to provide an integrated understanding of the role of contemplative thought and experience in societies and on the individuals who constitute them.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Associate Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Corps Member (Teacher), Teach for America
  • Product Management, Vocate
  • Psychiatric Medical Office Assistant, Apogee Integrated Mental Health Services
  • Receptionist, Del Coronado Realty

Graduate School

  • MD



  • Program Manager, Mind and Life Institute
  • Sales Development Representative, Eden Technologies Inc.


  • The Climate Mobilization