How it Works

Rolling Admissions

  • We review applications on a rolling basis. This means there is no deadline for applying.
  • You can apply anytime after you have completed your junior year of college.
  • Your will receive your admissions decision in approximately six weeks after all parts of your application have been received.
  • We are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2022 (entering Fall 2020).
  • Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The admissions process ends once the entering class is full.

Application Fee

  • There is no application fee to apply to the DRBU MA program

Standardized Tests

  • GRE score is optional [Institution code 4282]
  • We require TOEFL score for students who speak English as a second language

Academic Entry Requirements

  • We welcome applicants with a Bachelors degree in any subject. There are no specific courses required as prerequisites for attendance.

International Applicants

  • The deadline for international students is February 15, 2020.  After this date, international applications are considered on a space-available basis. 

Application Process

  • You can submit parts of the application separately, but we will only start the admissions review once we've received everything.
  • We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

Application Checklist

  • Completed application and essays
  • Minimum of two letters of reference, including one from a person who knows you in an academic setting
  • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • GRE score is optional [Institution code 4282]
  • TOEFL score for students who speak English as a second language
  • Personal or online video interview

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Upon Admission

Acceptance remains provisional until after DRBU has received and favorably reviewed the following:

  • Final undergraduate transcript, establishing satisfactory grades through the second semester of the senior year

  • Student health and registration forms

Additional Information

Graduate applicants are required to have graduated from college by the time they enroll in DRBU. The University may provisionally admit applicants based on their academic preparation through the junior year of college.

Dharma Realm Buddhist University is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement to admit non-immigrant foreign students. Upon admission to DRBU, each international student will be issued a Form I-20 by a designated school official (DSO) at no cost to the student. After receiving the Form I-20, student may apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a student (F-1) visa. Students are responsible to pay SEVIS-901 fee and other costs associated with student visa application.

Instruction will occur in the English language. International students must demonstrate English-language proficiency equivalent to achieving the following scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 90 for internet based test (iBT), 577 for paper based test (PBT), and 233 for computer based test (CBT).
 
DRBU does not accept credits from other institutions because our curriculum is fully integrated and all-required.