University of Bridgeport
College of Public and International Affairs
East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies, M.A.
Office of Graduate Admissions
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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