MA Program Overview and Degree Requirements
The MA Program Requirements for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan Studies, and Chinese Pedagogy are special to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALAC) and must be read in conjunction with the general requirements of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
Students in the Free-Standing MA Program in East Asian Languages and Cultures may study Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Tibetan history, literature or film. The MA Program is intended for students who show academic promise but have not yet acquired the language skills or background in East Asian studies to qualify for a PhD program. It is also intended for those who have the language skills in East Asian studies but need advanced academic training in the chosen discipline.
This section links the requirements for the MA program, which is overseen by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and the MA Program Director. The primary contact regarding all questions related to the requirements listed below is the MA Program Director.
Note: For students who matriculated prior to September 2014, please follow the requirements in place during your first semester of enrollment, found here. For questions, please contact your MA Program Director.
The student who is a candidate for the Master of Arts degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures must earn a minimum of 32 credits in order to receive the degree. The student must also fulfill the residence units and language requirements described in the attachment.