Degree Requirements

MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism

First year, fall

SUBTOTAL 12

First year, spring

SUBTOTAL 9

First year, summer

Tibetan Tradition emphasis students will attend Nitartha Institute**

SUBTOTAL 3 (Tibetan Tradition emphasis)

Second year, fall

Two Religious Studies electives (6)

SUBTOTAL 12

Second year, spring

Religious Studies elective (3) History of Religions emphasis only

SUBTOTAL 9 (12: History of Religions emphasis)

TOTAL CREDITS 45

* It is highly recommended that students complete the noncredit monthlong Buddhist Meditation Intensive requirement (REL650) by the winter break between the fall and spring semesters of their first year, or at the latest during the summer following their first year.

** Students must complete the requirement of attending a monthlong Nitartha Institute program in the summer following their first year. This is integral to the sequence of the curriculum.

Religious Studies Electives

Buddhism Electives

General Electives

Contemplative Practice Electives

* These courses must be taken in sequence. The prerequisites for REL609W are Meditation Practicum I and II, as well as a Buddhist monthlong meditation intensive, two weeks of which must be completed before the class begins.

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