PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

About Won Institute of Graduate Studies

A specialized graduate school offering master’s degrees, doctorate degrees, and certificates that encourage personal development and professional achievement.

What Makes Us Different

We pride ourselves on our diverse faculty, many of whom are also professional practitioners, business owners, and meditation teachers. This gives them a vast amount of knowledge to share with students. Small class sizes allow for a personalized learning environment where faculty and students have the chance to connect on a personal level.

Along with our master’s degrees, doctorate degrees, and certificates, we also have a fully staffed faculty and student acupuncture clinic that sees patients throughout the week, a well-established library and a variety of events including guest speakers, tai chi and CE events. . All of this truly makes the Won Institute a one of a kind learning environment and a great place to go to school.

Won Institute of Graduate Studies Behind The Scenes with Laurence 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.

Won Buddhism

The word WON in the name of Won Institute of Graduate Studies represents a transliteration of the Korean word for “circle,” a representation of the Won Buddhist core values of openness and interconnectedness.

Mission & Goals

The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society.

Core Values

Our mission is to offer quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society grounded in shared core values.

Successes

Starting with seven students in 2002 the Institute is now regionally and programmatically accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Won Institute of Graduate Studies Highlights

2022
Won Institute granted reaccreditation from ACAHM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine)
2021
Won Institute relocation to the Global Dharma Building and Dedication Ceremony
2020
Renovation begins on the Global Dharma Building. Doctor of Acupuncture program begins. Chinese Herbal Medicine program accredited by ACAHM
2019
Five-year Strategic Plan identifies Growth with Integrity as its central there
2018
Adoption of Seven Core Values
2017
Integrative Education and Integrative Medicine become embedded in the Institute's identity
2016
Centennial Celebration of Won Buddhism
2015
Centennial of Master Daesan’s birth. His vision founded the Institute
2014
ACAHM accreditation was renewed until 2021.
2013
Middle States accreditation was renewed until 2023.
2011
The Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine Program begins.
2009
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACHAM) grants program accreditation to the Master of Acupuncture Studies program after a successful candidacy.
2008
Middle States Commission on Higher Education grants regional accreditation after successful candidacy term., First Acupuncture cohort graduates.
2005
First Acupuncture Class starts!
2004
First graduating class of four students – one Applied Meditation and three Won Buddhist Studies.
2002
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies opens its doors.
2001
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies received final approval from the township zoning hearing board for Glenside location and location was purchased.
1999
The development team of Won Institute submits its first application to the Pennsylvania Department for Education for Won Buddhist Studies.
1993
Third head dharma master Daesan talks to senior disciples regarding starting an educational institute in the United States.
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