University of Bridgeport

College of Public and International Affairs

East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies, M.A.

Address:

Office of Graduate Admissions

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

United States

Phone:

203-576-4564

Fax:

203-576-4941

Program Information

Degree Offered:

MA

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. The curriculum is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to conduct research and interpret developments in the Pacific Rim, as well as develop a foundation in an East Asian language. The program is highlighted by practical hands-on training. As a capstone experience, students complete an overseas internship. See examples of similar internship experiences of students of the Global Development and Peace Program. The program prepares students with the crucial background needed for a successful career in this emerging region, whether in business, government or academia. Students may choose from four area concentrations. Students develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues of East Asia as well as an understanding of the role that language and culture play in its growing political economy. Students accepted into the program may choose one of four concentrations: Negotiation and Diplomacy International Political Economy and Development Global Management Global Communication

Accreditation:

The University of Bridgeport is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 650

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999