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 Buddhist Chaplaincy
- Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology
- Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Sōtō Zen Buddhist Studies
Students admitted to a degree program must petition for admittance into a concurrent certificate program. Please contact the Registrar for the applicable form.
For student who are not currently enrolled in a degree program, the admission requirements for all certificate programs is:
- application form
- transcripts of previous college work
- interview with program director
- $40 application fee
Please note there are additional requirements for admittance into the Kyōshi Certificate Program.
|Program Name||Director||No. of required courses||In association with...|
|Kyōshi Certificate Program||David Matsumoto||7 (plus additional CBE/MAP requirements)||CBE|
|Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy||Daijaku Kinst||8||GTU|
|Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology||Richard Payne||6||n/a|
|Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies||Diana Clark||6||Sati Institute|
|Certificate in Sōtō Zen Studies||Daijaku Kinst||6||n/a|