Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies, or a degree in the humanities or social sciences coupled with a strong knowledge of East Asian culture? The M.A. program in East Asian Studies at HLS will allow you to expand your study of East Asia and develop a deeper understanding of the language and culture of China, Japan, or Korea.
While many students in the master’s program plan to pursue a Ph.D. in a related field, the M.A. is excellent preparation for nonacademic careers in government service, journalism, business, law, or areas where strong language skills and regional expertise are critical.