Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

M.A. in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences, was established in 2002.  It is one of the few departments in the U.S. that integrates the study and teaching of both Asian and Asian American studies.  It focuses on Asian and Asian American languages, cultures, and intellectual histories over time and in contact with other global cultures. 

This Master’s program focuses on contemporary Asian and Asian-American cultures, politics and societies, contemporary philosophical and religious orientations in Asia, as well as the role of global processes in the transformation of Asia and Asian America. 

The following individuals are encouraged to apply:

  1. Undergraduate majors or minors in Asian Studies and/or Asian American Studies who would like to pursue a graduate degree to enhance their employment prospects;
  2. Individuals with an academic background in Art, Business, Education, Journalism, Health Professions, Engineering and other fields who would like to develop expert knowledge about Asia and Asian America;
  3. Individuals who are planning a career in Arts and Culture, Business, Advertising, Education, Journalism, Diplomacy, International Relations, Health Sciences, and Industry in today’s globalized job market;
  4. Mid-career professionals who would like to enhance their job prospects by building expert knowledge about Asia and Asian America;
  5. Teachers of ESL, EFL, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, and other global languages who would like to seek relevant advanced professional training.