The MPOL makes use of the latest online educational tools available, in an e-learning environment. In addition to the written course materials and texts, students will have access to audio recordings of the teachings, review classes in audio or video format, supervised forums, online quizzes and exams, and other tools to facilitate their learning.
The on-line program runs parallel to the residential program and is offered in both English and Italian. Online students are supported in their studies by a qualified teaching assistant.
Monks and nuns are offered the Online Program free of charge as long as they participate fully in all aspects of the program, such as forums and quizzes, and write all exams.
While classes officially take place nine months a year, costs for the Online Program have been calculated taking into account the breaks for the Tibetan New Year (Losar), Easter, and Christmas, as well as the annual two-week retreats that take place during the residential Masters Program. The monthly tuition fee covers the cost of the services and support provided by the Online Program. Home study students are welcome to join the Online Program either for the entire period of six years or for one or more of the individual subjects. Applications can be submitted up to one month prior to the beginning of each new subject.
Applications for the Masters Program 2015 has been accepted beginning August 10, 2014.
Applications to the individual modules of the Masters Program Online can be submitted up to ten days before the module begins.
To apply to join one or more modules of the Masters Program Online, please fill in and submit the application form below.
If you are accepted into the program, we will contact you via e-mail with more details about the structure of the course and the modalities of payment as well as the deadline for the initial payment. Please do not submit payment prior to being accepted into the program.
Upon receipt of payment for either the first month of the subject or the entire subject, you will be given a password that allows access to the On-line Program website.
Application packets for enrollment in the Masters Program must include the following:
- Application Form: fill in and submit the form below
- One reference letter: from a recognized and qualified Dharma teacher
- Resume (CV) of education and work experience
- Brief summary of your Dharma experience: this should include information on how and when you fulfilled the prerequisites and requirements listed in the section “admission requirements.”
- Statement of purpose: a short essay (500 – 1000 words) stating your motivation for wishing to enroll in the Masters Program online and explaining how this program suits you.
Upon completion, application packets can be sent by email to:
Please send all the requested documents together as attachments in one e-mail, not as text copied into the body of the message. The documents need to be named as above, with your name and last name in the title. For example: “statementofpurpose_Jane_Doe.doc”
Once all your materials have been received, you will be contacted with further information regarding your application.
Given the advanced nature of these studies, online students should expect to commit a substantial amount of time each week in order to reach a good level of understanding of the material.
Students who successfully complete the requirements for the individual subjects will be issued a Home Study Completion Card by the FPMT Education Department
Students who successfully complete all five subjects, pass the final comprehensive exam, and complete a final one-month retreat will qualify to receive the FPMT Masters Program Home Study Completion Certificate
Applications for admission to the Masters Program On-line can be submitted up to one month prior to the beginning of each new subject.
For more information about the Masters Program, please contact:
office telephone: (+39) 050-685009, ext. 1