The Master's degree (M.A.) in East Asian Studies aims to provide students with cultural literacy in East Asia by offering a broad-ranging study of East Asia across national, historical, and disciplinary boundaries.
The M.A. in East Asian Studies requires 10 courses for a minimum of 30 units. The degree training begins with the Core Seminar in East Asian Studies. In addition, at least two substantial writing seminars must be completed, and two separate fields prepared for examination and oral defense. (For more information on the field examinations, see Master's Exam.) Three years (or the equivalent) of preparation in one East Asian language is required, with no more than 12 credits of language normally applying toward the degree.
The Joint-Professional Degrees in either Law or Business offers a diversified curriculum to persons holding or seeking careers in secondary education, law, business, government, and private agencies whose work touches upon East Asia affairs. These programs may be individualized to combine area courses with relevant professional training. For intensive programs that integrate East Asian Studies with the study of Law or Business, see the Joint J.D./M.A. and M.B.A./M.A. information.