Great Sage University

The World's First Secular Buddhist University

All of our programs are part-time!

Admissions: ~1.5 weeks

It typically takes 2 to 3 business days to process applications. Allow up to one week after to receive course materials.

Master: 1 year

You will have one year to complete a brief thesis or project, during which time you will not be assigned any other work.

Bachelor: 1-2 years

Students can graduate in one year if they wish to finish the program. Those who wish to stay can do so for a voluntary additional year.

PhD: 1-3 years

After you decide on what your thesis will be about, you will have up to 3 years to complete it. It may be brief or as long as you like.

Tuition and Fees

$1000 per year


$1250 per year


$1500 per year


We do not fail students. This is a strict policy that the school adheres to based on Buddhist teachings as the Buddha did not fail students. As such, we do not assign grades. Completion of your coursework is based on you.

School of Business

MBA in Ethical business

Imagine what business today would be like without the Buddha or ethics. It would be business without compassion for others one could assume. Such is not the way of our teachings and the way of life. Earn an MBA in ethical business to learn both business skills and ethics at the same time.

BA in Ethical Business

The undergraduate version of the MBA in ethical business.


Make sure you delivery a message that's honest.

BA in kind management

Learn how to manage people while being kind.

School of Psychology


"Psychology is the science of the mind and behavior. The word "psychology" comes from the Greek word psyche meaning "breath, spirit, soul", and the Greek word logia meaning the study of something. According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, psychology is "The profession (clinical psychology), scholarly discipline (academic psychology), and science (research psychology) concerned with the behavior of humans and animals, and related mental and physiologic processes." Although psychology may also include the study of the mind and behavior of animals..."
- Medical News Today


BA in mindful Psychology

Learn the beginning stages of mindfulness and the psychology of.


MA in mindful psychology

Learn the intermediate stages of mindfulness and the psychology of.


PhD in mindful psychology

Learn the advanced stages of mindfulness and the psychology of.

School of Liberal Arts


In its broadest of terms, it’s an education that provides an overview of the arts, humanities (the study of the human condition), social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. “Artes liberals are rooted in classical antiquity and refer to the general skills (=artes) a free person (=liberals) needed to contribute meaningfully to society,” shared Concordia University associate professor, Dr. Michael Thomas. “Today, we intend for this to translate into life-long, self-motivated learners who can flourish in——even transform ——the world.”
- My College Guide


BA in loving sociology

The study of how people can come together and love one another. It is pure altruism in the modern tradition.


BA in karma economics

Learn about what the soul needs in order to survive. While our bodies crave food and resources, our souls crave more.


PhD in international peace

Imagine international relations today if the entire world were at peace. This is not a possibility, but the destiny of mankind.

Internationally Recognized Degrees

As a religious organization we have degree granting authority through exemptions in state and federal law. Although our degrees are currently unaccredited by the department of education in the USA, they are affiliated with the Sangha of Vietnam which is recognized by the government of Vietnam. We may in the future seek international accreditation.​