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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Program details

MDiv Program at a glance

  • 3-year degree (72 units)
  • A thesis is required
  • A modern foreign language is required
  • Application deadlines: February 1 and September 30

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The Master of Divinity Degree Program at the Institute of Buddhist Studies

To meet the needs of those seeking professional certification either as a Buddhist minister or as a Buddhist chaplain, the Institute of Buddhist Studies announces the addition of a Master of Divinity degree program. This is a three year, graduate level program of study designed to prepare students for professional service either to a sangha or in public institutions, such as hospitals and hospices, jails and prisons, military and university.

Click here for admissions and graduation requirements.