A small, specialized graduate school that offers master degrees and certificates that encourage personal development and professional achievement.

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What Makes Us Different

We pride ourselves on our diverse faculty, many of whom are also professional practitioners, business owners, and meditation practitioners. 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 Degree and certificate programs, 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 yoga classes and CE events for therapists and acupuncturists. All of this truly makes the Won Institute a one of a kind learning environment and a great place to go to school.

Won Buddhism Explained

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.


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

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.

Read About Our Faculty

An experience and exceptional staff for a personalized experience.

Meet Our Faculty