Buddhist Studies at UChicago

The study of Buddhism at the University of Chicago engages students and faculty from across campus. While we don't offer an official degree-granting program on "Buddhist Studies," UChicago has produced not only a significant number of Buddhist studies scholars but scholarship of great significance in the field. 

The excellence of work at Chicago in the history, religions, and literatures of South and East Asia provides a rich contextual framework for in-depth consideration of particular developments in the Buddhist world, and the University’s strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship broadens the horizons for work in the area. 

Learn more about the long tradition of, and current work in, the study of Buddhism at The University of Chicago.