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Discover spiritual transformation and academic excellence.

In today's diverse and interrelated world, the Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues. A distinctive and progressive academic model, it is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence.

Within an integrative framework, you can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism or Chinese philosophy. Our students examine sacred texts, writings and historical contexts. They explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices and disciplines, Asian attitudes towards well-being, and Asian philosophical perspectives on ecology.

The APC MA Program and PhD Programs will support you in acquiring knowledge in a broad array of Asian cultural and philosophical contexts. Plus, there is a special APC scholarship fund that can provide financial assistance for qualified applicants within the program.

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Meet our faculty.

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures faculty are caring experts in their fields. In this program, students attend classes, special events, and free guest lectures presented by world-renowned visiting scholars. Students are mentored in envisioning creative applications for interdisciplinary research and teaching of Asian Philosophies and Cultures in non-profit, business and academic settings.

Madhu Khanna, Ph.D.Yi Wu, Ph.D.

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Be part of our community.

In the APC program, you will find a scholarly and spiritually supportive academic environment. Our students are encouraged to explore their personal spiritual growth, maintain their overall well-being, and pursue their intellectual interests. The APC community is comprised of students and faculty who are dedicated to their academic goals and making a difference in this world.

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