MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism Requirements
First year, fall
First year, spring
First year, summer
Tibetan Tradition emphasis students will attend Nitartha Institute**
SUBTOTAL 3 (Tibetan Tradition emphasis)
Second year, fall
Two Religious Studies electives (6)
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
Contemplative Practice Electives
REL690W–795W Shambhala Training I–XII (1)
* 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.