Korea Studies, M.A. | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
24 months
Duration
31530 USD/year
31530 USD/year
18057 USD/year
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About

The objective of the Korea Studies program from University of Washington is to provide students with a broad background which will be of use to them in a variety of professions. Over the past decade, graduates from this program have gone on to successful careers in business, banking, government, social work, and education. 

Overview

Key facts

The University of Washington is one of the few places in the United States that offers training in Korea Studies in a variety of disciplines. Courses are offered in Korean language, history, society, politics, literature, and law. The language program offers four full years of instruction in modern Korean language as well as courses in advanced reading. The history courses cover the full range of the Korean experience, from the origins of the Korean people in the archaeological record to contemporary times. Graduate seminars provide opportunities for research in Korean and other non-Western languages on a variety of topics in the political, social, economic, and intellectual history of the country. Courses on Korean society focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, and the political, economic, and social development of both South Korea and North Korea. The program of course offerings is supplemented by visiting professors from a variety of fields.

Others have used this degree as a step toward earning a doctorate in history, political science, anthropology, or comparative literature at this and other universities. One result of this process has been the creation of a community of students at the University with interests in the Korean area, a valuable asset to the program.

The Korea Studies program from University of Washington emphasizes the study of Korea in the context of East Asian civilization and the modern world economy, not simply as a single country in isolation from its neighbors. Students are encouraged to take related courses on China, on Japan, and in international studies, so that they will emerge from their experience at the University with comprehensive training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Modern Korea 
  • Comparative Politics and Korea Studies
  • Survey of Korean Society 
  • Research Seminar: Modern Korea 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

36 alternative credits

quarter credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18057 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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