The Institute of Buddhist Studies offers three degree programs:

Application deadline for the fall term is February 1 and for the spring term is September 30. For more information about the application process, visit the admissions office.


Degree Programs

Degree ProgramAdministered byTotal UnitsLicense & accreditationApply to
Master of Arts, Buddhist Studies; GTU-common MAJointly by the IBS and GTU48 (2 years of full-time coursework)WASC and ATSGTU
Master of Buddhist Studies (MBS)IBS48-72 units, depending on student's area of studyBPPEIBS
Master of Divinity (MDiv)IBS72 (3 years of full-time coursework) BPPEIBS