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University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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About

The Japanese program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is part of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and leads to the Master of Arts degree.

Overview

There are two principal focuses in the Japanese program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. One is the study of Japanese literature, culture, linguistics, and/or pedagogy. The second is the acquisition of practical language skills to enhance future work in such fields as translation, interpretation, teaching, journalism, business or government. Our M.A. students have gone on to work in embassies, as high school teachers and college professors, as professional translators and interpreters, and in a number of other careers.

Japanese MA Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete at least thirty credits of course work plus a master’s thesis (six credits). Up to six credits of appropriate course work at the graduate level from other institutions may be accepted with the approval of the graduate committee. It is expected that most suitably prepared students will be able to finish all requirements for the degree within two academic years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Modern Japanese
  • Classical Japanese
  • Problems and Methods in Translation
  • Media Japanese
  • Classical Japanese
  • Japanese Women’s Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students entering the Master's Degree program in Japanese Language and Literature must have finished the equivalent of four years of college-level Japanese language courses. This can be accomplished by taking courses as an undergraduate; studying, living, and working in Japan; or completing the N2 level of the Japanese Language Placement Exam.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants, including foreign applicants. 
  • The Graduate School requires all applicants whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • We also look at the applicants' background in college coursework and potential in graduate studies. 
  • Sending a writing sample separately from the application is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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