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Graduate Schools

Graduate Study in Asian Studies

Listed below are selected programs in Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, International Affairs and more specific country-centered programs. This is just a suggestive list. Be sure to discuss your plans for graduate school with the Director of Asian Studies, your language professors, and other Asian Studies faculty.

A.  Masters Programs in Asian Studies or East Asian Studies

  1. University of California, Berkeley (Asian Studies): http://ieas.berkeley.edu/gas/grad_ma.html
  2. University of Southern California (East Asian Studies): http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/masters/
  3. Harvard University (Regional Studies—East Asia): http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/programs_of_study/east_asian_programs.php
  4. New York University (East Asian Studies): http://eas.as.nyu.edu/page/grad
  5. University of Virginia (East Asian Studies): http://www.virginia.edu/eastasia/program.html
  6. Georgetown University (Asian Studies): http://asianstudies.georgetown.edu/academics/ma
  7. George Washington University (Asian Studies): http://www2.gwu.edu/~sigur/academics/grad.cfm
  8. University at Albany State University of New York: http://www.albany.edu/eas/
  9. Ohio State University (East Asian Studies): https://easc.osu.edu/degrees/eas-ma

For a general list of M.A. programs in East Asian Studies by state, please go to: http://www.valpo.edu/chineseandjapanesestudies/macs/graduateprograms.pdf

B.  Graduate Degrees in International Affairs

  1. School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  2. Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  3. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  4. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  5. School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
  6. George Washington University (MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Asian Studies): http://elliott.gwu.edu//international-affairs-masters/asia

C.  Chinese Language and Chinese Studies

This information will be added soon.

D.  Japanese Language and Japanese Studies

      East Coast:

  1. Ohio State University – East Asian Languages and Literatures (MA, Ph.D. in Literature, Japanese Linguistics, or Language Pedagogy:  https://deall.osu.edu/programs/graduate
  1. University of Massachusetts – Asian Languages and Literatures (MA in Japanese):  http://www.umass.edu/asianlan/programs/grad_program.html
  1. Columbia University in the city of New York – Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (MA and Ph.D. in Japanese Studies):  http://ealac.columbia.edu/graduate/
  1. Yale University – East Asian Languages and Literatures (MA in Japanese Literature, Ph.D. in Japanese literature, combined program = Film and Media Studies):  http://eall.yale.edu/academics/graduate-program


  1. Purdue University – School of Languages and Cultures (MA in Japanese = second language acquisition and pedagogy, possible Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures):  http://www.cla.purdue.edu/SLC/japanese/graduate/index.html
  1. Washington University in St. Louis – East Asian Languages and Cultures (MA in Japanese, Ph.D. in Language and Literature, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature):  https://ealc.wustl.edu/graduate/japanese
  1. University of Michigan – Center for Japanese Studies (MA in Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies and Business, Japanese Studies and Law, Self-initiated Dual Degree):  http://www.ii.umich.edu/cjs/academics/mastersprograms
  1. University of Michigan – Asian Languages and Cultures (Ph.D. in Japanese Studies):  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/graduate
  1. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – East Asian Languages and Cultures (MA and Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures):  http://www.ealc.illinois.edu/programs/graduate/
  1. University of Wisconsin – East Asian Languages and Literature (MA and Ph.D. in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature):  http://eall.wisc.edu/node/11

     West Coast and Hawaii:

  1. University of Colorado Boulder – Asian Languages and Civilizations (MA in Japanese, Ph.D. in Japanese literary, Japanese cultural studies of either the premodern or modern periods):  https://alc.colorado.edu/japanese
  1. University of Washington – Asian Languages and Literature (MA and Ph.D. in Language and Literature, MA in Language and Linguistics):  http://asian.washington.edu/japanese-program-description
  1. University of Hawaii – East Asian Languages and Literatures (MA, Ph.D. in Language and Linguistics, or Literature):  http://hawaii.edu/eall/jpn-grad-programs/
  1. University of Oregon – East Asian Languages and Literatures (MA in East Asian Languages and Literatures, or East Asian Languages and Literatures specialization in Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy, Ph.D. in Japanese Studies):  http://eall.uoregon.edu/graduate-programs/jma/
  1. University of California – Berkeley – East Asian Languages and Cultures (Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing Japanese – possible to start with MA program):  http://ealc.berkeley.edu/programs/graduates
  1. Stanford University – East Asian languages and Cultures (MA and Ph.D. in Japanese cultural history, Japanese literature, or Japanese linguistics):  http://ealc.stanford.edu/graduate_program/index.php
  1. San Francisco State University – Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (MA in Japanese):  http://japanese.sfsu.edu/graduate-studies

E.  Korean Language and Korean Studies

  1. University of Hawaii – Korean Language Flagship Center:  http://koreanflagship.manoa.hawaii.edu
  1. University of Hawaii — Korea related academic programs:  http://www.hawii.edu/korea/pages/academic/degrees.html
  1. UCLA (M.A. in Korean):  http://www.international.ucla.edu/korea/programs/graduate