Download the Current IBS Catalog (2017-18)
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, www.bppe.ca.gov, 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 Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. (Please review the links on this page.)
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.
School Performance Fact Sheets by program:
Note: IBS only collects data on those students enrolled in certificate programs as stand-alone programs. Thus, students who are completing a certificate program concurrently within a degree program are not included in the facts sheets.
- Master of Arts
- Master of Buddhist Studies
- Master of Divinity
- Kyoshi Certificate Program
- Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy
- Certificate in Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology
- Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Soto Zen Buddhist Studies