Doctoral / PHD Programs in Asian Studies and Civilization

9 universities offer graduate PHD program in Asian Studies and Civilization

Harvard University logo
Ranked as:  #3 in Best National University
Tuition:  $50,654 per year
Total Cost:  $101,308 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Massachusetts
Acceptance:  5.01%

A minimum of two years of academic residence is required in the Inner Asian and Altaic Study Program. A graduate student is expected to complete a minimum of sixteen four-credit courses however, in some cases, the fulfillment of all requirements for the degree will require additional coursework.

The study of languages is integral to success in the IAAS Program with secondary modern scholarship languages are to be distinguished from primary research languages. Depending on their area of focus, a student may need to learn additional languages. Proficiency in a language is determined by completing courses to the third-year level at Harvard, or by taking placement exams in the relevant departments. Language preparation should be completed prior to taking the General Exam.

Within one academic year after completing their general examination, students will present a written prospectus of their dissertation that includes the relevant work in the field and how this dissertation will contribute to the field. The prospectus must be at least 15 to 20 pages (double-spaced) plus an annotated bibliography.

The manuscript must conform to the requirements described in GSAS Dissertations: AGuide to Preparing andSubmitting your Dissertation. Submission of the dissertation to the Harvard Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences by the deadline is required. A bound copy of the dissertation must be given to the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies as part of the IAAS requirements for graduation.

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Doctoral Degree

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  • Research Assistantships:  864
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Duke University logo
Ranked as:  #10 in Best National University
Tuition:  $59,140 per year
Total Cost:  $118,280 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  North Carolina
Acceptance:  7.74%

A Global History of the Doctoral Dissertation as a Genre of Academic Writing, with an emphasis on its developments East Asia.

Race x Love: Breaking Down the Asian Fetish with Novelist Elaine Hsieh Chou.

APSI stands in sympathy and solidarity with our Asian and AAPI community members.

Students in the Master of Arts in East Asian Studies program engage in the interdisciplinary study of China, Japan and or Korea.

Experience in Asia can be yours through Duke! Deepen your knowledge and language skills through study abroad programs at APSI.

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Duke University Asian Pacific Studies Institute

  • GRE Required:  Yes
  • Research Assistantships:  1008
  • Teaching Assistantships:  565
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Cornell University logo
Ranked as:  #17 in Best National University
Tuition:  $30,042 per year
Total Cost:  $60,084 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  New York
Acceptance:  10.71%

Students in the Ph.D. program in the field of Asian Literature, Religion Culture.

Students in the M.A. program in the field of Asian Studies.

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Current Graduate Students

  • GRE Required:  Yes
  • Research Assistantships:  1320
  • Teaching Assistantships:  1455
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University of California-Berkeley logo
Ranked as:  #20 in Best National University
Tuition:  $29,347 per year
Total Cost:  $58,694 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  California
Acceptance:  17.48%

All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

For the 20-unit minimum, at least 8 units must be taken in graduate seminars (200-level) in two or departments.

The 8 units in graduate seminars must be taken for 4 units and for a letter grade.

The graduate proseminar, Asian Studies 201, is required for two semesters however, the units do not count toward the 20-unit minimum.

For students who want to apply for PhD programs, it is advantageous to take than one Asian language.

For students who are already proficient (beyond the equivalent of three years of language study) in an Asian language, the language requirement can be considered satisfied. However, as noted, it is strongly encouraged that students take on an additional language.

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Asian Studies MA

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Georgetown University logo
Ranked as:  #22 in Best National University
Tuition:  $53,591 per year
Total Cost:  $107,182 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Washington D. C.
Acceptance:  16.81%

Students will discover a unique post graduate experience whether they seek regional expertise, functional training, or disciplinary study in preparation for a doctoral degree.

The Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) provides students with an opportunity to study the dynamics of Asia.

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Asian Studies

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor logo
Ranked as:  #25 in Best National University
Tuition:  $49,548 per year
Total Cost:  $99,096 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Michigan
Acceptance:  26.11%

Sikh Studies and Punjabi Language at the University of Michigan.

[Source: Arthur W. Helweg: Asian Indians in Michigan, MSU Press, 2002 image credit: G.S. Grewal].

With a flourishing interdisciplinary program of culture and language courses and a growing Ph.D. program, Michigan is at the forefront of an international renaissance in Sikh Studies. We believe that excellence in scholarship can flourish in harmony with the aspirations of local communities, contributing to the evolution and dissemination of new insights into Sikh tradition, literature, philosophy and the transmission of Punjabi language in an increasingly global society. By constructing solid foundations in research and teaching, the Asian Languages and Cultures is committed to supporting and encouraging growth in Sikh Studies in our world today.

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U-M LSA Asian Languages and Cultures

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University of California-Santa Barbara logo
Ranked as:  #32 in Best National University
Tuition:  $28,670 per year
Total Cost:  $57,340 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  California
Acceptance:  36.7%

The East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is dedicated to the study of the civilizations of China, Japan, and Korea in all their richness and diversity. Study involves not only East Asia recent and increasingly vital role on the world scene, but also an examination of the complex and profound features of its long history. The focus is on the humanistic traditions, with particular emphasis on literature, history, religion, society, and cultural studies. The program stresses advanced language training as the foundation for research on East Asian cultures. Coursework concentrates on history, literature, religious studies, anthropology, and applied linguistics.

See EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES for the Doctoral program.

Statement of Purpose, Personal History and Diversity Statement, Resume or CV, and Writing Sample (submitted in the online application).

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Asian Studies

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University of Colorado Boulder logo
Ranked as:  #97 in Best National University
Tuition:  $32,980 per year
Total Cost:  $65,960 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Colorado
Acceptance:  84.2%

The MA in Asian Languages and Civilizations may be pursued with a specialization in Chinese or Japanese. Graduate students work in a broad interdisciplinary context, requiring a study of literary, historical and cultural texts across the millennia of Chinese and Japanese written materials.

The PhD in Asian Languages and Civilizations offers specializations in Chinese or Japanese with concentrations in literary and or cultural studies of either the pre-modern or modern periods.

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Asian Languages Civilizations (MA, PhD)

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Tuition:  $24,211 per year
Total Cost:  $48,422 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Florida
Acceptance:  57.88%

M.A. Ph.D in Asian Studies Global Sociocultural Studies.

Asian Studies ProgramFlorida International UniversityModesto A.

M.A. Ph.D. in Asian Studies Global and Sociocultural Studies.

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Asian Studies Program

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University of Hawaii at Manoa logo
Tuition:  $34,550 per year
Total Cost:  $69,100 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Hawaii
Acceptance:  83.69%

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The Asian Studies Department is Proud of Our Alumnus.

Asian Studies alumnus Adam Coldren is currently enrolled in the History Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.

Through my work with them, my subject knowledge, writing, and research skills improved dramatically. I can further attest that I never took a single boring course at UH! I am enrolled in the History Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.

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Alumnus Adam COLDREN

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What kind of scholarships are available for Graduate Programs in Asian Studies and Civilization?

We have 3 scholarships awarding up to $37,500 for Masters program in for Asian Studies and Civilization, targeting diverse candidates and not restricted to state or school-based programs.

Scholarship nameAmountCredibility
Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Department of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB$22,000
Graduate Assistantships for Master of Arts in Spanish program at the UC$8,000
Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award$7,500Medium

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