University & Program

​Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

Master of Buddhist Studies (M.A.)

Program Level
Language of instruction
Taught in Chinese

The master’s program involves two years of course work and practice, as well as a thesis which is typically completed during the student’s third or fourth year of study, though one may attempt to complete the program within the first two years, provided one possesses the necessary research tools and a well-thought-out research plan prior to entering the program.

By the end of the first semester, students are asked to choose an area of specialization which determines the general focus of their course work as well as their language requirements. In addition to placing great emphasis on the acquisition of the classical and modern research language skills necessary for traditional textual study, the program also seeks to expose students to a wide range of methodological approaches to the study of Buddhism, making extensive use of both modern Western and Japanese scholarship.


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