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EASST-MA - East Asian Studies (MA)

East Asian Studies East Asian Studies MA - Master of Arts

Program Overview

Stanford’s interdisciplinary MA program in East Asian Studies is designed both for students who plan to complete a PhD but who have not yet decided on the particular discipline in which they prefer to work and for students who wish to gain a background in East Asian Studies in connection with a career in nonacademic fields such as business, law, education, journalism, or government service. The program permits the student to construct a course of study suited to individual intellectual interests and career needs and is typically completed in two years; the program may be completed within one year, depending on the course load taken and the amount of foreign language training required. Advanced language students or native Chinese, Japanese, or Korean speakers can potentially complete the program within one year. Students interested in pursuing professional careers are encouraged to plan for additional training through internships or other graduate professional programs in conjunction with obtaining an MA in East Asian Studies.

You can find further information about the Center for East Asian Studies on our Program Overview Page.