East Asian Studies, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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If you are contemplating an Asia-related career in government, business, politics, law, or pre-collegiate teaching, or wish to acquire broadly based East Asia academic training before enrolling in a doctoral program, you should consider the Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in East Asian Studies (IDMA) at the University of Pittsburgh.


You may choose China or Japan as the area of concentration. The University of Pittsburgh has an excellent reputation as a leader in the studies of East Asia—the faculty are some of the most well known in their disciplines, facilities for research are superb, and synergies arising from the mix of these two produce some of the most amazing graduates.

Career Prospects

We offer a master degree in East Asian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Reflecting the national trend of integrating arrays of humanistic and scientific disciplines, EALL's current faculty concentration has a particular strength in media and performance studies, with digital orientation. 

As the name suggests, you will take graduate courses of your choosing, after consulting the academic director of the program in a variety of disciplines in humanities, social sciences, education, and international studies, to name a few. The program is administered and the degree is granted by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aspects of the Chinese Language
  • Chinese as a Second Language
  • Literary Chinese II: Classical
  • Chinese & Western Poetry
  • Adapted for the Screen: Literature and Film in Modern China
  • Masterpieces in Chinese Literature: Premodern

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts of All Credits
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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