Growth With Integrity
Won Institute of Graduate Studies is a specialized graduate school offering master’s degrees,
doctorate degrees, and graduate certificates that encourage personal development
and professional achievement.
Take a Virtual Tour
At the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, we are committed to providing students with a world-class education in an innovative, supportive learning environment. Whether you’re interested in our academic programs or clinics, take a virtual tour of our new Global Dharma Building and explore all that we have to offer.
Personal Development. Professional Achievement
Specialized graduate school offering doctorate degrees, master’s degrees, and certificate programs
Meditation is a core class taught in all programs
On-site clinical internships & Chinese herbal dispensary
Behind The Scenes
Footage from Won Institute of Graduate Studies’ exclusive documentary film, “Behind The Scenes with Lawrence Fishburne”. This segment features students and faculty working together in one of the nation’s most respected acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine graduate programs. It also provides viewers with a sense of acupuncture’s role in complementing traditional western biomedical approaches to patient care, specifically highlighting pain management and recovery.
The Won Experience
Centennial of Master Daesan’s birth. His vision founded the Institute
Centennial Celebration of Won Buddhism
The Institute offers a new Certificate in Buddhist Pastoral Care.
ACAOM accreditation was renewed until 2021.
Middle States accreditation was renewed until 2023.
The certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine began.
The Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine grants program accreditation to the Acupuncture Studies program after a successful candidacy.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education grants regional accreditation after successful candidacy term.
First Acupuncture Class Starts!
First graduating class of four students – one Applied Meditation and three Won Buddhist Studies.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies opens its doors.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies received final approval from the township zoning hearing board for Glenside location and location was purchased.
The development team of The WON Institute submits its first application to the Pennsylvania Department for Education for Won Buddhist Studies.
Third head dharma master Daesan talks to senior disciples regarding starting an educational institute in the United States.