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Master of Arts in Asian Studies

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The M.A. in Asian Studies is a flexible interdisciplinary degree designed to prepare our students to become global citizens, versed in the languages and cultures of the region, with the intellectual flexibility to combine area studies and professional competence, and cognizant of the complex linkages that define the profound relevance of Asia for the United States today. Many of our M.A. student receive funding through the Foreign Language adn Area Studies award.

The Asian Studies faculty is highly interdisciplinary. They represent the following disciplines:

Anthropology, Architecture, Art and Art History, Ballet, Communication, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, Education, Culture & Society, Family and Consumer Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, Health, History, Law, Linguistics, Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Theater, World Languages and Cultures, Writing and Rhetoric Studies

China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Pacific, Asian American

The M.A. in Asian Studies is a flexible interdisciplinary degree providing advanced language study and area studies education. With an interdisciplinary degree, programs of study will include coursework from across academic disciplines. Below are several examples of programs of study around which students can build a thematic and regional focus for their MA degree:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Conflicts and Religions of South Asia
  • Migration and Memory in Southeast Asia
  • Political Rhetoric of South Korea
  • Asian Population Studies and Health
  • Visual Culture and Art in Asia

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Last Updated: 11/4/21