Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies

Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies

The Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies degree is a program designed for those who seek a systematic education in Buddhist Studies for professional, academic, or personal purpose. Students of the MA program will acquire knowledge of Buddhist history, texts, and practices with a focus on Pali language and terminology, develop analytical thinking and research skills. A wide range of topics to study includes selected works in the Tipitaka, comparative studies of Buddhist schools, contemporary social issues, Buddhism and modern sciences, etc. The program is aimed to provide profound knowledge in the field of Buddhist studies and foster the development of student’s research skills such as independence, critical thinking, problem solving, initiative, and professional contribution in order to serve humanity with Buddhist values. 
SEMESTER 1
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE STATE (R/M/E/NC) CREDITS
615 327
Buddhist Ethics
E
2
615 323
Theravada Buddhism
R
3
615 109
Research Methodology
M
3
615 101
Tipiṭaka Studies
R
3
615 105
Introduction to Pali
R
(3)
English Enhancement Program
NC
(0)
615 304
Buddhist Meditation (In a Meditation retreat)
R
(1)
TOTAL CREDITS
11
SEMESTER 2
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE STATE (R/M/E/NC) CREDITS
615 203
Mahayana Buddhism
R
2
615 304
Buddhist Meditation (In a Meditation retreat)
R
(1)
615 206
Pali Translation and Composition
R
(3)
615 207
Selected Works in Buddhist Scripture
M
3
615 208
Buddhism in Thailand or Sri Lanka
M
3
615 312
Buddhist Doctrine in the Suttantapiṭaka
R
2
TOTAL CREDITS
10
SEMESTER 3
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE STATE (R/M/E/NC) CREDITS
615 310
Seminar on Buddhism and Modern Science
M
3
615 311
Buddhist Vinaya and Monastic Organization
E
2
615 304
Buddhist Meditation (In a Meditation retreat)
R
(1)
TOTAL CREDITS
5
SEMESTER 4
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE STATE (R/M/E/NC) CREDITS
615 400
Thesis (30,000 Words)
R
12
615 304
Buddhist Meditation (In a Meditation retreat)
R
(1)
TOTAL CREDITS
12

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