How to Apply
1. Choose your program
Read about IBS’s degree and certificate programs and decide which one is right for you. While you’re there, be sure to review application requirements and deadlines.
Interested in the GTU Master of Arts? The GTU handles those applications, so you’ll need to visit their admissions page for forms and deadlines when you’re ready to apply.
Not ready to commit to a full degree or certificate program? You can also take an IBS course for credit as a special student or enroll as an auditor. Click here to learn more.
2. Reach out to us
All of our programs have a faculty director who can help answer questions about the program, and our Admissions Director, Rev. Gesshin Greenwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) is happy to assist with the application process and any technical questions you might have along the way. It might be a good idea to make contact via email as you start your application process.
3. Collect your application materials
Most applications require letters of recommendation, transcripts, a statement of purpose, and an application fee. It might take time to collect all of these materials, but once you do, you can upload most of them directly into the online application.
Be sure to read about the admissions process to get a better idea of what a successful application looks like.
4. Start your application
Remember to check the academic calendar for application and registration dates and deadlines. Then follow one of the links below to start your application today!
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies
- Certificate in Buddhist Studies (online)
- Certificate in Shin Buddhist Studies (online)
- Certificate in Sōtō Zen Buddhist Studies (online)
- Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy
- Certificate in Theravada Buddhist Studies