IMG_0271The Institute of Buddhist Studies offers three graduate degree programs:

Application deadlines for all three degree programs are:

  • Fall Priority Deadline — February 1st*
  • Fall Final Deadline — June 1st
  • Spring Priority Deadline — October 1st
  • Spring Final Deadline — December 1st

* Students are encouraged to apply before the February 1st deadline to receive consideration for some institutional grants.

Degree Programs

Degree ProgramAdministered byTotal UnitsApply to
Master of Arts, Buddhist Studies ConcentrationJointly by the IBS and GTU48 (2 years of full-time coursework)GTU
Master of Buddhist Studies (MBS)IBS48 (2 years of full-time coursework)IBS
Master of Divinity (MDiv)IBS72 (3 years of full-time coursework) IBS