United States Asian Studies Graduate Schools & Programs
Students in a campus based Asian studies degree program undertake an interdisciplinary exploration of the language, culture, and history of Asian societies. Local Asian studies degrees offer students opportunities to have face-to-face interactions with peers of similar interests. If you are seeking a traditional academic career, a campus-based Asian studies Ph.D. program might prepare you for that setting. Some schools with Asian studies programs might even offer graduate student teaching or research opportunities. You may also want to consider searching our directory for Asian studies programs based in Asia and get some hands-on cultural or language experience while you study.
Asian studies programs typically offer students the opportunity to learn about the culture, politics, history, language and literature of the area. Programs may be focused on a single country or a group of countries. Campus-based Asian studies degrees are frequently interdisciplinary in nature. You will want to consider carefully your career goals when picking a program and if they include research, consider the interests of the faculty on campus. An Asian studies degree could provide valuable background for a role in government, journalism, NGOs, or education in the region.
Some programs you may want to consider include:
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco
The Asia Pacific Studies program provides students with cultural competency and knowledge critical to a deep understanding of Asia.
- Tempe, AZTempe, AZ
Arizona State University
- 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...
- Queens Village, NYQueens Village, NY
St. John's University
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.
- 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, an...
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
University of Colorado - Boulder
The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations was established at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1982 as the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures.
- San Diego, CASan Diego, CA
San Diego State University
- 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...
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
California State University, Los Angeles
- Iowa City, IAIowa City, IA
University of Iowa
The graduate Program in Asian Civilizations provides preparation for doctoral study in a variety of disciplines.
- Mangilao Village, GUMangilao Village, GU
University of Guam
- Tallahassee, FLTallahassee, FL
Florida State University
The program in Asian Studies is an area studies program that is designed to develop a student's competence in the language, history, culture, and the...
- Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara, CA
University of California - Santa Barbara
- Lawrence, INLawrence, IN
University of Kansas
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, South Asian Languages and Cultures...
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
The George Washington University
Prepares students to navigate a dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
M.A. in Japanese and Chinese Studies for students planning to do a Ph.D. later. The Ph.D. is offered in Chinese Studies. M.A.
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of Texas at Austin