Collaborative Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies
The Asia-Pacific region has emerged in the past half century as a major force in global economy and politics. The interdisciplinary Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies is designed for students wishing to pursue professional careers that will require them to understand this vibrant and sometimes tumultuous part of the world, whether their chosen fields are in academia, business, government, international or non-governmental organizations. It also provides a strong background for a doctoral-level academic focus on Asia-Pacific. The Collaborative M.A. Program is offered by the graduate departments of Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology, and the Collaborative M.B.A. is offered by the Rotman School of Management. The program will provide graduates with advanced training in traditional disciplines and also interdisciplinary expertise in historical and social science studies of modern East and Southeast Asia. The major topical areas of study include political economy, modern and contemporary social history, international relations, gender and the family, political and social change, economic development, and cultural studies.
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