Academic Catalog

The current IBS Academic Catalog (2020-21) is available as a PDF here.

Students interested in the GTU MA in Buddhist Studies or the Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy are encouraged to review the GTU Catalog and GTU MA Handbook

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,, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589, or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Please visit this page for information on educational effectiveness, the IBS’s BPPE Annual Report, and Student Performance Fact Sheets.