Degree Requirements

Master of Divinity

(Please note that many students complete the program in four rather than three years. For a complete four-year plan, please see your Academic Advisor.)

First year, fall

SUBTOTAL 13

First year, spring

SUBTOTAL 13

First year, summer

Tibetan Tradition students will attend Nitartha Institute** and register for:

SUBTOTAL 3 (Tibetan Tradition emphasis)

Second year, fall

SUBTOTAL 13

Second year, spring

SUBTOTAL 13

Second year, summer

SUBTOTAL 0

Third year, fall

Religious Studies Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 10.5

Third year, spring

Religious Studies Elective (3) History of Religions emphasis only

General Elective (3)

SUBTOTAL 9.5 (6.5) (Tibetan Tradition emphasis)

TOTAL CREDITS 72

*It is highly recommended that students complete the noncredit monthlong dathun 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.

**It is required that students in the Tibetan Tradition emphasis complete the requirement to attend a monthlong Nitartha Institute program in the summer following their first year. This is integral to the sequence of the curriculum.

Religious Studies Electives

General Electives

Dharma 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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