MABS Application

To begin your application for the Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies program, enter your name and contact information in the form below. Once you click “submit,” you’ll be directed to our student information portal, Populi. You’ll receive an email from the Populi system with a link to your application so you can make changes or collect more information before submitting the complete application.

Remember, your application is not complete and it will not be reviewed until you have submitted the application fee, all required information, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose.

Before submitting this form, be sure to review the program and admissions process information on our website. And check the academic calendar for application and registration dates and deadlines.

Please note that the Master of Arts program is not an online program; students should expect to spend some time in residence in Berkeley. We cannot accept international students into this program.

The following form is not a general information form. If you have a question or require more information about IBS or its programs, please contact our offices directly before completing an application. The application fee is non-refundable.


Admissions application for the Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies degree program