DEPARTMENT OF BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY

Doctor of Buddhist Ministry

 

The Doctor of Buddhist Ministry is an advanced professional degree culminating in a dissertation project. This selective program enhances the practice of ministry for religious leaders who already hold a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree by cultivating their understanding and application of:

a. the nature and purpose of ministry,
b. competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills,
c. reflective capacities,
d. spiritual maturity, and
e. a well-developed personal and professional ethic.

The program applies a Buddhist perspective to ministerial issues facing practitioners in the contemporary world. Students gain a deeper understanding and commitment to the dharma (Buddhist teaching), while refining their ministerial application. Students develop research, writing, and communication skills to the level necessary to participate in professional academic discourse and practice-oriented domains of religion and service.

A Doctor of Buddhist Ministry degree is awarded on the basis of evidence that the candidate possesses knowledge of a broad field of applied learning and mastery of a particular area of concentration within it.

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Fill out the simple form below to speak with an Admissions Counselor today!

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PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Know

Students recognize and express the nature and purpose of their ministry in relation to the world.

Comprehend

Students engage in self-reflexive skills.

Apply

Students demonstrate competency in pastoral analysis, research methodologies, and applied ministerial skills.

Analyze

Students examine personal ethics and hermeneutical literacy through rational dynamics and professional organizational values.

Synthesize

Students develop a research project which reflects spiritual maturity in Humanistic Buddhist work.

Evaluate

Students embody professional ethics through humanistic engagement with diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic contexts.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.

DEPARTMENT OF BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY

Doctor of Buddhist Ministry

 

The Doctor of Buddhist Ministry is an advanced professional degree culminating in a dissertation project. This selective program enhances the practice of ministry for religious leaders who already hold a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree by cultivating their understanding and application of:

a. the nature and purpose of ministry,
b. competencies in pastoral analysis and ministerial skills,
c. reflective capacities,
d. spiritual maturity, and
e. a well-developed personal and professional ethic.

The program applies a Buddhist perspective to ministerial issues facing practitioners in the contemporary world. Students gain a deeper understanding and commitment to the dharma (Buddhist teaching), while refining their ministerial application. Students develop research, writing, and communication skills to the level necessary to participate in professional academic discourse and practice-oriented domains of religion and service.

A Doctor of Buddhist Ministry degree is awarded on the basis of evidence that the candidate possesses knowledge of a broad field of applied learning and mastery of a particular area of concentration within it.

LEARN MORE

Fill out the simple form below to speak with an Admissions Counselor today!

CALL US

(855) 468-9378

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Know

Students recognize and express the nature and purpose of their ministry in relation to the world.

Comprehend

Students engage in self-reflexive skills.

Apply

Students demonstrate competency in pastoral analysis, research methodologies, and applied ministerial skills.

Analyze

Students examine personal ethics and hermeneutical literacy through rational dynamics and professional organizational values.

Synthesize

Students develop a research project which reflects spiritual maturity in Humanistic Buddhist work.

Evaluate

Students embody professional ethics through humanistic engagement with diverse cultural, religious, and linguistic contexts.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.