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MA East Asian Studies

The East Asian Studies degree is offered by the University of Arizona.The Department of East Asian Studies offers two types of Master’s degrees, Area Master’s degrees and General Master’s degrees. Area Master’s degrees may focus on either China or Japan and are intended to prepare graduates for doctoral study (though graduates may of course use these as terminal degrees).

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The East Asian Studies degree offered by the University of Arizona may also focus on China or Japan or may involve study of both areas. General Master’s candidates may write a thesis or a departmental paper.

Educational Opportunity

The General Master’s degree is designed for candidates who do not intend to study for a doctorate.

AS offers a wide range of courses in Chinese and Japanese language. Understanding the languages and cultures of these two nations—the second (China) and third (Japan) largest economies in the world—is essential for anyone working globally today.

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The Department of East Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of the cultures and languages of China and Japan. The rich cultural heritages of the region are covered by courses in literature, history, society, religion and thought, linguistics and other aspects of culture.

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