Buddhist Education

Through educational programs grounded in the academic study of Buddhism and rooted in a tradition of practice, the Institute of Buddhist Studies empowers students to become effective and engaged scholars, teachers, ministers, and chaplains.

Our stackable curriculum is flexible, allowing students to complete a one-year graduate certificate and apply those units toward a two-year Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies or a three-year Master of Divinity. With both online and on-site programs, full and part time study options, our programs provide both flexibility and structure to meet students’ personal and professional goals.

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Through degree and certificate programs, IBS fulfills its mission to provide graduate education in the entirety of the Buddhist tradition. Explore more here and discover the right path for your continued Buddhist education.

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Our faculty produce leading edge scholarship and are active in academic and Buddhist communities, locally and internationally.

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In addition to IBS’s rare book collection, students enjoy library privileges at some of the top academic and research libraries in the country, including the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Degree program students have opportunities to study Buddhism in Asia, at either Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, or Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taipei, Taiwan.

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