The Master of Arts program in East Asian studies offers a comprehensive and critical study of the historical, social, economic, political, and cultural developments of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies. It also provides students with experience in the critical use of sources and presentation of research.
Students in the program may opt for a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option is strongly recommended for students who wish to continue their graduate studies beyond the master’s level. All students in the program must take at least one semester of Chinese or Japanese language instruction.