East Asian Studies, MA

for the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Studies


No longer accepting students: Fall 2019


department office: 2090 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 244-1432

email: ealc@illinois.edu


department catalog page: East Asian Languages & Cultures

department website: Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

department faculty: East Asian Languages & Cultures Faculty


overview of admissions & requirements: Graduate Degree Information East Asian Languages & Cultures

college website: LAS

for the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Studies


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's guide to Graduate Programs and the Graduate College Handbook.

Master of Arts in East Asian Studies

Thesis Option

Two 500-level courses in the major field including one course designated as a research seminar in which the student produces a research paper using Asian language sources.8
EALC 500Proseminar in EALC4
Distribution requirements. a minimum of two (8 hours) 400- or 500-level courses that are: 1. outside the major field of interest. 2. in an East Asian culture other than the major areas of interest. 3. in a Second Period (modern or premodern)8
Elective hours 8
Language Requirement: Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of one East Asian language at the fourth-year level by satisfactory completion of appropriate (400-level) coursework or examination and passage of a written examination covering material studied while in residence.
EALC 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 2.75

Non-Thesis Option

Two 500-level courses in the major field including one course designated as a research seminar in which the student produces a research paper using Asian language sources.8
EALC 500Proseminar in EALC4
Distribution requirements. a minimum of two (8 hours) 400- or 500-level courses that are: 1. outside the major field of interest. 2. in an East Asian culture other than the major areas of interest. 3. in a Second Period (modern or premodern)8
Elective hours 12
Language Requirement: Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of one East Asian language at the fourth-year level by satisfactory completion of appropriate (400-level) coursework or examination and passage of a written examination covering material studied while in residence.
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
M.A. Examination
Minimum GPA: 2.75