The Institute of Buddhist Studies offers the following certificate programs which may be completed concurrently within a degree program to focus one’s studies and certify competence in a particular field of study, or may be completed as stand-alone programs (i.e., not completed as part of a degree program).
- Certificate in Shin Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Sōtō Zen Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy
- Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology
Additionally, IBS offers an Online Certificate in Buddhist Studies as a stand-alone program or for students at the GTU and its member schools.
Students admitted to a degree program must petition for admittance into a concurrent certificate program. Please contact the Registrar for the applicable form.
For students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program, the admission requirements for all certificate programs is:
- a completed application
- transcripts of previous college work
- two letters of recommendations
- statement of intent
- $50 application fee
|Program Name||Director||No. of required courses|
|Online Certificate in Buddhist Studies||Scott Mitchell||4|
|Certificate in Shin Buddhist Studies||David Matsumoto||8|
|Certificate in Sōtō Zen Studies||Daijaku Kinst||6|
|Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies||Scott Mitchell (and Diana Clark)||6|
|Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy||Daijaku Kinst||8|
|Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology||Richard Payne||6|