The Institute of Buddhist Studies offers a number of certificate programs that can either be completed as part of a degree program, thus certifying that the student has completed a specific area of training or study, or as a stand-alone program for additional training or continuing education.


Certificate Programs

Program NameDirectorNo. of required coursesIn association with...
Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary PsychologyRichard Payne8n/a
Certificate in Buddhist ChaplaincyDaijaku Kinst8GTU
Certificate in Soto Zen Studies (proposed)Daijaku Kinst8Under consideration
Certificate in Theravada Buddhist StudiesGil Fronsdal8Sati Institute
Kyōshi Certificate ProgramDavid Matsumoto7 (plus additional CBE/MAP requirements)CBE