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Asia Pacific Studies 

University of San Francisco

M.A. On Campus
24 months
1480 USD/credit
1480 USD/credit
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The Asia Pacific Studies program from University of San Francisco will help you gain the cultural competency, skill set, and knowledge base necessary to pursue successful careers in, among others, the burgeoning nonprofit, nongovernmental and private sectors in the Asia Pacific. 

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The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program from University of San Francisco develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. 

Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to give students the flexibility and independence to pursue their passions. 

Separate concentrations — humanities/social sciences and business — allow students to take courses that align with their professional or academic goals after graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the MAPS Program will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply research tools and methods to analyze critically topics within class disciplines and contemporary interdisciplinary fields of Asia Pacific Studies
  • An understanding of sociocultural histories and traditions, political and economic patterns of development, organizational practices and behaviors, and contemporary events as evidenced in the Asia Pacific region. 
  • Oral and written proficiency in an Asian language corresponding to the fourth semester of USF undergraduate courses, or the equivalent level in languages not taught at USF
  • Practical experience in Asia-Pacific related contexts via opportunities for academic and professional development such as internships, fieldwork, conferences, symposia, public programs, class excursions and other types of experiential learning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Society/Culture of Asia Pac
  • Early Global History
  • Asia Pacific Literature/ Film
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Asian Business Environments
  • Intl Politics of the Asia Pac
  • Political Economics of Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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28 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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.
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 GPA or higher in a bachelor's degree in any field is highly recommended. A general knowledge of the intellectual, social and cultural history of East Asia is required.
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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