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Asian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This program illuminates Asia’s cultures and languages, blending history with contemporary developments. Hailed as one of the  pioneers in the nation  for more than 50 years, Seton Hall’s Asian Studies program has been recognized for its outstanding faculty and quality programs. We offer three versions of this degree, so wherever you’d like to end up, we can help you get there.

Translated into Chinese, Seton Hall University means “The East-West University.” It’s a fitting name, especially in our Asian Studies program. Our students take courses in Chinese civilization, the history and culture of Japan, and modern and contemporary East Asia. Some also choose to study Chinese (Mandarin) or Japanese. You may pick from three versions of this degree: a traditional M.A., with or without thesis (39 credits), an M.A. with a track in teaching Chinese language and culture (39 credits), or a dual M.A. with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Traditional East Asia
  • Survey of Chinese Civilization
  • Foundations of Chinese Civilization
  • Development of Chinese Civilization
  • Maturity of Chinese Civilization
  • History and Culture of Japan
  • Modern East Asia
  • Contemporary East Asia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed Graduate Application with Fee
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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