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Graduate Program

The Department of Asian & Asian American Studies (DAAAS), the leading program of its kind in the State University of New York system, offers a Master of Arts degree. The aims of the MA are to enhance intercultural understanding, promote rigorous study of Asian societies, cultures, literatures, histories, languages, and migrations, and prepare students for success in an increasingly interdependent global environment. The MA program encompasses six fields of study: Asian American & Diaspora Studies; Global Asia; Korean Studies; Japanese Studies; Chinese Studies; and South Asian Studies. With over 24 outstanding faculty, DAAAS is particularly recognized for its multidisciplinarity, language expertise and innovative collaboration between faculty in Asian & Asian American Studies. Graduates will be well positioned to enter competitive PhD programs or pursue careers in education, business, government, public policy, NGOs, and arts & culture.

The department offers a MA, a 5-year combined BA/MA, an AAAS/MPA degree and a Graduate Certificate.

Download the DAAAS Graduate fact sheet (.pdf, 234kb)

DAAAS Graduate Handbook (.docx, 54KB)


Last Updated: 12/6/17