Asian Studies Doctorates & PhDs
With a doctorate in Asian studies, you could potentially pursue a career as a researcher or instructor. If learning about the languages, culture and history of Asia sounds interesting, then this might be the degree for you!
If you are seeking a career in academia as a teacher and researcher, a doctorate in Asian studies could help you specialize in this area. Ph.D. programs often allow students to focus your studies on a particular country or region such as East Asian Studies or Korean Studies. Asian studies Ph.D. programs may be focused on the language, literature and culture of a country, or on the modern political structure, or regional media practices. When selecting an Asian studies degree you will want to consider the research interests and the background of the faculty to determine which school with an Asian studies Ph.D program is the best fit.
Location may also be an important factor in your search. If you are earning your Asian studies Ph.D. in Japanese Language and Culture, why not do so from Tokyo? The face-to-face interaction and language immersion can enhance your academic experience. Search our directory to find a program in a location that works best for you and your studies.
When searching for Asian studies doctorate programs, it is also important to consider whether you may be able to teach or participate in research projects or publishing as part of the degree. Explore your options to find the best match for your goals.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
The graduate program in East Asian culture offered by the Department of East Asian Studies is concerned with culture, media, intellectual politics, and questions of representation as they relate to the formation of East Asian societies such as China,...
- Madison, WIMadison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
- New Haven, CTNew Haven, CT
Chinese literature and Japanese literature. Primary emphasis is on East Asian subjects, but the department welcomes applicants seeking to integrate their interests in Chinese or Japanese literature with such inter-disciplinary studies as history, histor...
- Iowa City, IAIowa City, IA
University of Iowa
The graduate Program in Asian Civilizations provides preparation for doctoral study in a variety of disciplines. It is also of interest to students with nonacademic career plans for whom graduate-level work in an Asian language and culture would be usef...
- Hull, United KingdomHull, United Kingdom
University of Hull
- Urbana, ILUrbana, IL
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
The graduate program in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois reflects the Department's conviction that an understanding of East Asia must build on a broad and deep proficiency in both the languages of the region and in the the...
- Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
University College Dublin
The Dublin European Institute is an interdisciplinary centre for research and postgraduate teaching in European Studies. It hosts two long-standing Masters’ degrees (MEconSc and MA) and a structured doctoral programme drawing upon the teaching and...
- Ann Arbor, MIAnn Arbor, MI
University of Michigan
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers the MA and Ph.D. degrees in Japanese language and literature. The program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in teaching and research. It emphasizes rigorous training in modern and clas...
- Ann Arbor, MI
- London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
The focus of this programme is South Asian Dance in the 20th century with two compulsory modules exploring the relationship of South Asian dance forms/genres and their cultural context with reference to the Indian subcontinent and the UK. The first modu...
- Princeton, NJPrinceton, NJ
Doctoral training in East Asian languages, literature, and premodern history and civilizations is offered by the Department of East Asian Studies whil...
- Montreal, QCMontreal, QC
The Department of East Asian Studies offers a Ph.D. and M.A., pending formal approval.
- Berlin, GermanyBerlin, Germany
Humboldt University Berlin
- Leeds, United KingdomLeeds, United Kingdom
University of Leeds
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
- Bloomington, INBloomington, IN
- Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
UBC Asian Studies offers MA and PHD degrees.
- London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
University College London
This one year programme is intended for graduates of Chinese Studies programmes and native Chinese speakers who wish to gain further understanding and develop expertise in a range of subjects concerned with Chinese health and well-being and the impact o...
- London, United Kingdom
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
Graduate students can pursue both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese, focusing on literature, linguistics, or language pedagogy as a field of specialization...