M.A.B.S. Program Assessment

Students come to IBS with a variety of life experiences, enroll as both full- and part-time students, and thus proceed through the program at their own pace. Students who have completed a certificate program as part of our stackable curriculum, for example, may have already completed the two-semester survey courses referenced in the first learning outcome. Those skills are invaluable as students progress through the M.A.B.S. and beginning writing their thesis.

Students in IBS’s Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies program will:

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)Assessed through...Forms and rubrics
develop academic research skills to gain and demonstrate foundational knowledge of Buddhism’s history, traditions, texts, practices, and doctrinesfinal research papers in the two-semester survey coursesPLO1 Evaluation Form
demonstrate and strengthen these skills through specialized study of a specific area or discipline of Buddhist studiestrack-specific advanced seminarPLO1 Evaluation Form
write and defend a research-based capstone project or thesis which applies acquired knowledge and skill to their career goals of service or further studythrough thesis proposal and thesisThesis proposal form