Maitripa Institute received legal authority in July 2008 from the State of Oregon to offer graduate degrees in Buddhist Studies. This approval means that Maitripa formally functions as a college, and that our program courses are available for college credit. This achievement is the first step towards regional accreditation. We plan to develop into a fully-functioning accredited university in the future, and to continue the precedent of great scholarship in and practical application of the rich philosophical tradition of Tibet in America.
Maitripa College is a non-profit corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Degree Authorization, 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302.