The Master of Arts in Asian Languages and Civilizations with a Japanese concentration can prepare students for further academic training or work in fields such as law, business or journalism and for entrance into professional schools.
Concentrating on Japanese can support any career choice. You will develop an understanding of Japanese language and culture, while working with exceptional professors.
This program at the School of International Letters & Cultures has strong resources for providing a substantial, well rounded education to excel in any field you choose to go into with a Master of Arts in Japanese.
The Asian languages faculty in the School of International Letters and Cultures offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese). In addition to preparing some students for further academic training, the program helps to prepare students for jobs relating to Japan (in fields such as law, business or journalism) and for entrance into professional schools.
The plan of study for the MA includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work and a thesis, as approved by the candidate's supervisory committee. The plan must include a JPN 501-Proseminar: East Asian Humanities course offered by the department. When approved by the candidate's supervisory committee, nine hours of advanced-level work in another language or in closely related courses may be included in the plan.
How to apply
All candidates for the masters in Asian Languages and Civilizations (Japanese) must fulfill the general requirements of the Graduate College concerning admission and residence. Please visit here to learn about what materials are needed to apply.
The degree plan includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work, as approved by the candidate's supervisory committee, and a thesis. The plan must include the JPN 501 Proseminar: East Asian Humanities course offered by the department. When approved by the candidate's supervisory committee, nine hours of advanced-level work in another language or in closely related courses may be included. Students who are primarily interested in teaching at the secondary or community college levels may select a plan of study with a concentration in language pedagogy.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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Courses and electives
The coursework for each student is individualized and based upon the student's previous training, research goals, and mentor and committee consensus. Our program requires students to complete a written thesis.
- JPN 501 Proseminar: East Asian Humanities
- JPN 586 History of Japanology
- Six elective courses are chosen in consultation with the chair of the supervisory committee
- JPN 599 Thesis