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Asian Studies

Georgetown University

12 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
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Housed in Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Serivce, the Master of Arts in Asian Studies Program (MASIA) gives students a unique combination of functional training and regional expertise.


This Master of Arts in Asian Studies Program from Georgetown University will provide students with the necessary skills to meet the demands of global private and public sector interest in Asia. MASIA at Georgetown is a terminal 36 credit (12 course) degree program, in which students will have the opportunity to study core disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to Asia. Students will also be given the opportunity to specialize in at least one and potentially two areas of concentration. A thesis option is available.

Learning Goals

Georgetown aims to produce students in our Asia program who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history, and societal aspects of Greater Asia. These students will have superior skills and knowledge that will be sought after by higher-education graduate programs, the private sector, the public sector, and other communities with an interest in Asia and U.S. relations with Asia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Policy in Asia
  • International Political Economy of East Asia
  • History
  • Culture
  • Society of Asia
  • Politics and Security of Asia
  • History, Society and Culture of Asia
  • International Political Economy/Business of Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Georgetown University Graduate School Online Application
  • Online Application Supplemental Form
  • Academic Writing Sample (10-15 pages)
  • Statement of Purpose (500-700 words)
  • Two to Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Upload Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended to your online application.
  • Official Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Resume or CV
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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