Download the Current IBS Catalog (2017-18)

GTU Catalog and common-MA Handbook

2016-17 IBS Catalog

Important Notices to Student

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is a private institution, approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, Department of Consumer Affairs.

Any questions a student may have regarding the Institute’s catalogue, that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833,, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589, or by fax (916) 263-1897.

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the Institute’s catalogue prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheets, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Note: because the common-MA and Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy are jointly administered by the Graduate Theological Union, accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, reporting and assessment for these programs is managed by the GTU. For information on these programs, please consult the GTU website’s Educational Effectiveness page.