Each program has individual admissions criteria and deadlines as listed below.

 

Applications are accepted throughout the year with new students beginning only in the fall. Applications for the Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program are due prior to June 15. In the case of a wait list, priority will be given to applications received before March 1.

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 Credits Basic Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Botany)
  • 6 credits Anatomy & Physiology
All prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of classes. The 3 credit basic science and 6 credits of Anatomy and Physiology must have been completed within 10 years of enrolling in the Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program. Exceptions may be made to the time requirement for the Anatomy & Physiology courses for practicing medical professionals upon successful passage of a challenge exam. The challenge exam fee is $75 per exam. In addition, all applicants should ensure that they are capable of meeting the Master of Acupuncture Degree Technical Standards.

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Applications are accepted throughout the year with new students beginning only in the fall. Completed applications must be submitted by August 1. Students who are currently enrolled in an ACAOM-approved acupuncture program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and provide letters of recommendation from current faculty members familiar with the applicants work.

Prerequisites:

Applicants must either:
  • Be a licensed acupuncturist with a Bachelor's Degree
  • Have graduated from an ACAOM-approved Acupuncture program
  • Be currently enrolled in an ACAOM-approved acupuncture program
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New students can begin the program in the fall or spring term. Applications for the spring term must be received by December 1. Applications for the fall term must be received by August 1.

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelors Degree in Won Buddhism or Asian Studies or Bachelors Degree and completion of the Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies program
Additional requirements may be required for pre-minister students. Please consult the most recent course catalog for more information.

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The Won Institute of Graduate Studies will offer an 18-credit, retreat-based Certificate of Buddhist Pastoral Care Program to prepare students for service in a range of pastoral contexts, including hospices, hospitals, and prisons. This program will start June 16-25, 2017. The second session will be August 11-20, 2017. Although the Won Institute itself does not offer formal Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), the Certificate of Buddhist Pastoral Program seeks either to complement concurrent CPE participation, or to give students increased likelihood of future access to CPE as an important foundation for professional pastoral work. Students accepted into the Institute’s intimate retreat-style format will attend two 9-day study sessions in the Philadelphia area—one in August and one in March—and may otherwise complete remaining graduate coursework from their own home locations. Requirements: B.A. from a college or university accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The Certificate of Buddhist Pastoral Care Program is most appropriate for students who:
  • Have a sustained contemplative practice, Buddhist or otherwise, and want to develop clinical pastoral skills for use in a variety of institutional contexts
  • Have some prior training or experience in the helping professions, and wish to gain stronger foundations in Buddhist thought and practice, or
  • Seek to use the Buddhist Pastoral Care Certificate Program as one way to complete accredited coursework toward a graduate degree.
To begin the process, email the Academic Dean to express your interest and she can point you to the appropriate person to begin the application. Email: gloria.nouel@woninstitute.edu

Prerequsites:


There are no separate prerequisites for admission to the WBS Certificate program beyond those for admission to the Won Institute. However, there may be prerequisites for certain courses. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Won Buddhism are eligible to apply directly to the WBS Master’s degree and Certificate programs. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Won Buddhism should first:
take two basic Won Buddhist scripture courses in the PWBS program (PWB100 Canon I and PWB110 Canon II) as prerequisites in order to enroll in master level Won Buddhist scripture courses (WBS531 Heart of Awakening, WBS536 Cultivating the Mind, and WBS541 Ground of Won Buddhist Ethics).

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