In addition to registering for individual courses, students are required to register for Residence Units (RU), which provide the basis for tuition charges. At least two full Residence Units – the equivalent of one year of full tuition – are required for the free-standing Master of Arts degree in EALAC.
Depending on their background in East Asian studies, students take from two to four semesters to complete the MA program. Most students complete the program in two to three semesters.
Although most MA students attend full-time, one may also obtain the MA degree through part-time study. Part-time students must complete the degree in no more than four years.