Asia has long been a hub of culture, ideas, population, and economy. Currently, the Asian continent hosts 60% of the world’s population, 6 distinct regions, and 3 out of the 10 largest economies in terms of GDP, as well as playing critical and ever-expanding roles on the global stage. The Asian Studies Center currently offers two distinct certificates to encourage increasing expertise in Asian Studies and to help contextualize your primary academic program. By combining content expertise, language proficiency, and interdisciplinary research, certificates from the Asian Studies Center can offer graduate students high quality credentials that speak to your academic interests in Asia. Additionally, the Asian Studies Center offers significant financial aid for students planning on continuing study or research about Asia.
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Asian Studies
Graduate students wishing to intensify their study of a country or region in Asia will gain a deeper and broader perspective by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies. The graduate certificate entails a combination of foreign language training and multidisciplinary area studies necessary for communicative and cultural competence. Students from any school or department have the opportunity to study or conduct research in or about Asia. Typically, students earn this additional academic credential at no extra tuition cost and with minimal additional investment of time and work.
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Transnational Asia
Graduate students wishing to enhance their primary academic program with a strong focus on transnational flows of people, ideas, culture, disease, politics, or capital will benefit from a certificate in advanced transnational Asia. This thematic, self-designed certificate asks students to consider Asia in terms of specific transnational flows, and combines thematic content, language, and research to create a dynamic certificate. Students from any school or department have the opportunity to study or conduct research in or about Asia. Typically, students earn this additional academic credential at no extra tuition cost and with minimal additional investment of time and work.
All certificate students are eligible to apply for Asian Studies Center scholarship funds. Held each year, scholarship competitions are made possible by endowment funds, grants from private sources, and funds from the US Department of Education.
A number of courses from many departments across the university count towards the Asian Studies Certificate and/or the Certificate in Transnational Asia. You can find the course listings here.