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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies, M.A.

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(Major Code: 03011) (SIMS Code: 111101)

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . In addition, all students must demonstrate a reading knowledge, at least at the intermediate level, of a relevant language other than English approved by the graduate adviser of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.

A Minimum of 30 Units

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the Master of Arts degree, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a minimum of 30 units from courses acceptable for master’s degree programs, including

Additional Information

The remaining 27 units to be selected, with departmental approval, from the list of approved courses in Courses and Curricula. In addition, any other Asian-content courses may be applied with approval of the graduate adviser.

The total program may not include more than 15 units in 500-level courses.

Only Plan A, requiring the thesis, is offered for the Master of Arts degree in Asian studies. A final oral examination on the general field of the thesis must be passed as a requirement for the degree.

All programs will be approved by the graduate committee of Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.

Courses Acceptable for Master’s Degree Program in Asian Studies

Upper Division Courses

Graduate Courses


All 797 (Research) and 798 (Special Study) courses in named departments, when relevant, are also applicable upon approval by the graduate committee.

* Acceptable when of relevant content.

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