Graduate Programs


MA in Humanities

Asian Studies collaboratively participates in the interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Humanities program of the College of Arts and Sciences. This interdisciplinary graduate program requires a student to have two majors from the more than 30 departments and programs that make up the College of Arts and Sciences. Choosing Asian Studies as a major in the program enables students to combine their interests in subject areas in Asian Studies with specialties elsewhere–e.g. HistoryPolitical ScienceMedia StudyLinguisticsGlobal Gender and Sexuality Studies, and so on. See all CAS departments and programs.

Students interested in pursuing the interdisciplinary MA in Humanities degree must develop a program of study approved by both the Asian Studies Program and the other department. We advise you to contact both departments and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Masters Degree Program prior to submitting your application.

The MA in Humanities requires a total of 36 credit hours and includes coursework in the two majors, electives, and a thesis. Applicants prepare a statement of intent for the Humanities MA application that clearly identifies how graduate work in the two departments fits into the student’s academic goals and career path. Please visit the MA in Humanities website for the most current information about the program.

MA in East Asian Languages and Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics offers an MA in East Asian Languages and Linguistics. This program combines training in the most relevant courses in Linguistics and Language Acquisition/Pedagogy in Chinese, Japanese or Korean to train students for the teaching of one of these languages at college level.