The M.A. program in Japanese consists of 30 credit hours of approved courses. You can choose from two tracks—the traditional M.A., or the M.A. with a language pedagogy track. If you choose the language pedagogy focus, you’ll take a subset of courses specific to that track, and have a final M.A. project demonstrating your pedagogical skills.
In either track, you’ll take courses in Japanese language, literature, history, and culture—and develop an expertise in this part of Asia.
Develop top-notch language skills
Language study is a fundamental element of the M.A. program, and there are opportunities to develop your skills—such as language courses, Japanese conversation clubs, and overseas study.
If you intend to apply to a Ph.D. program in a field requiring a second East Asian language, it is highly recommended that you begin that coursework during the M.A. program.
Find out more about language study at HLS