Learn More About Our Intensive Graduate Programs
The Asia Center and Center for Latin American Studies offer flexible and rigorous two-year degree programs, allowing students to deepen their knowledge of Latin America or Asia by taking courses in a wide range of academic departments and professional schools.
Asian Studies, MA
The MA in Asian Studies is designed to prepare students to become global citizens, versed in the languages and cultures of the region, with the flexibility to combine area studies and professional competence, and cognizant of the complex linkages that define the profound relevance of Asia for the United States today.
Our graduates have jobs in a variety of fields, from law, biological research, graphic design, entrepeneurship, and the computer industry to public service here and abroad. Our graduates have also gone on to prestigious graduate programs such as UCLA, Columbia University, University of Washington, University of Oregon, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago.
Latin American Studies, MA
Students can design a program of study that best fits with their career or professional goals. Students can take courses in a wide range of departments and professional program, including the sciences, the social sciences and humanities, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Public Health, Business, Architecture and Urban Planning, Law, etc.
It is also rigorous because all MA students are required to develop strong language skills, acquire deep and broad knowledge of Latin American countries and cultures, and develop research skills and specialized knowledge in an academic discipline, professional program or interdisciplinary concentration.