Asian Studies, M.A. | George Washington University | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
1995 USD/credit 39900 USD/year
1995 USD/credit 39900 USD/year
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The Sigur Center for Asian Studies offered by George Washington University at the Elliott School administers the M.A. program in Asian Studies and offers students many valuable resources and opportunities.


Key facts

The Asian Studies program at George Washington University is directed by a large, renowned faculty whose expertise includes the foreign affairs, security and policy, language and culture, economics, and history of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The highly diverse and experienced faculty prepares students for careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors through rigorous coursework in political science, history, and international affairs.

Program Details

Asia is one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing regions of the world, and its significance in the 21st century is undeniable. Asia comprises almost 30 percent of the earth's land mass and is home to 60 percent of the world's population; the continent is as diverse as its populations, which drive the region's shifting role in the global arena.

What You'll Study 

Students in this program will gain a fundamental understanding of the key political, economic, and historical issues facing Asia. You'll begin with three to four core courses before moving on to complete your Thematic Specialization and Professional Specialization. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History, Memory and Violence in Modern Asia: 1850-present
  • Politics and Policy in Asia
  • Special Topics in Asian Studies: Asian Business and Development
  • International Politics of East Asia
  • International Relations of South Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for admission will be accepted on a rolling basis


40 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE general test
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from professors. 
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. 
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1995 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1995 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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