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Program Requirements

The program requires a total of 30 credits, including 8 three-credit courses, a thesis (6 credits), and a minimum of third-year proficiency in an Asian language. Students are required to have both a regional or country concentration and a disciplinary concentration for their program, developed in consultation with the program advisor. Regional concentrations currently include East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and South Asia (India and Pakistan). Courses are also available on Southeast Asia. Disciplinary concentrations can focus on one of the departments participating in the program or can involve creative and practical interdisciplinary combinations of courses that fit with the student's career goals.

Regional & Disciplinary Concentration

Students are required to have both a regional or country concentration and a disciplinary concentration for their program, developed in consultation with the program advisor. Regional concentrations currently include East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and South Asia (India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asia. 

Coursework

Students must complete 8 courses/24 credits in graduate-level course work. The majority of your chosen courses will focus on your regional concentration and will be chosen in conjunction with your supervisory committee.  

Language Proficiency

Students must reach a proficiency equivalent to completion of the third year in an Asian language. The following Asian languages are available: Cambodian, Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. 

Thesis Hours

Students must complete 6 credits of thesis coursework, and in this time, will be working with their chosen supervisory committee on researching and writing their thesis.

MA in Asian Studies Requirements Sheet 

Last Updated: 2/23/18