M.A. On Campus

East Asia - Regional Studies

Columbia University

12 months
61180 USD/year
61180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in East Asia - Regional Studies from Columbia University is designed for those wishing to focus on a social science approach to modern East Asia. 


The East Asia - Regional Studies program at Columbia University provides interdisciplinary training through intensive exposure to the politics, international relations, modern history, culture, and society of the region with a country or area of focus (e.g., China, Japan, Korea, or Tibet). 

Key Features 

  • The program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals entering professional careers, mid-career professionals, students preparing for entry to doctoral programs, and those pursuing a professional degree, such as the JD or MBA, who want to gain regional expertise.

Programme Structure

  • In addition to the regular curriculum, the experience of students in the MA program is enhanced by participation in the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's rich extracurricular programming for students across multiple schools at Columbia. 
  • These include symposia, a lecture series which brings in more than 60 outside speakers each year, career events, and language tables at which students have the opportunity to reinforce their language skills.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • transcripts of all previous post-secondary education 
  • a statement of academic purpose
  • a curriculum vitae or résumé
  • three letters of recommendation from academic sources 
  • GRE scores and, if applicable, results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination to fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement
  • a sample of scholarly writing, if required by the department or program
  • payment of the application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30590 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    61180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30590 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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