Georgetown University proudly announces the establishment of the Master of Arts degree in Asian Studies. Housed at the only U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Center for East Asia in the nation's capital, the new M.A. degree gives students a unique combination of functional training and regional expertise. This degree will provide students with the necessary skills to meet the demands of advanced graduate study and the demands of global private and public sector interest in Asia. The M.A. in Asian Studies at Georgetown is a terminal 36 credit (12 course) degree program, in which students will have the opportunity to study core disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to Asia. Students will also be given the opportunity to specialize in at least one and potentially two areas of concentration. A thesis option is available.
This innovative balance of traditional area studies and functional training offers students a package of scholarly expertise and substantive skills that should enhance the intellectual value and the marketability of their degree, whether they pursue employment or a Ph.D after the M.A.