Asian American Studies, M.A. | San Francisco State University | San Francisco, United States
12 months
8956 USD/year
8956 USD/year
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The Asian American Studies MA program from San Francisco State University offers an interdisciplinary approach to theories and methods in Asian American Studies, as well as coursework in Asian American history, social sciences, and humanities. 


The offerings at the Asian American Studies MA program offered at San Francisco State University are:

  • Provide a comprehensive offering of courses about the histories, cultures, communities, and experiences of Asian Americans.
  • Offer an interdisciplinary approach to Asian American perspectives, issues, and needs.
  • Increase the general body of information within the field of Asian American Studies.
  • Promote the application of skills and knowledge from Asian American Studies to the improvement of conditions within Asian American communities and the larger society.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the histories, cultures, and racialization of Asian Americans.
  • Apply course concepts and critical theories and methodologies to identify the structural and ideological forces that shape the lives of Asian Americans.
  • Apply the skills and knowledge acquired toward the self-determination and empowerment of Asian American communities.
  • Develop values of social justice, equity, activism, and respect for differences.
  • Construct evidence-based and persuasive oral and written arguments with proper citations and support from multiple forms of knowledge, including community and academic resources, that communicate what students have discovered.

Career paths

Both baccalaureate and master’s degrees can be used to enhance work in Asian American communities, enhance career opportunities in the Pacific Rim areas, prepare for teaching and other professional careers, and prepare for doctoral studies or other professional degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Asian American Studies
  • Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies
  • Theory and History in Asian American Studies
  • Seminar: Asian American Immigration
  • Seminar: Asian American Literature and Arts
  • Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree
  • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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