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MA in South Asian Studies

Achyut Chetan takes notes at Richard Verma talk

This master's degree program in Asian Studies is designed for students who did not major in Asian Studies as undergraduates or who want more work in language and area studies before entering the professional, business, or academic fields.

One to two years of study is required, depending on language proficiency. Students may take courses in any of Cornell's seven colleges.

The Field of Asian Studies has three concentrations, and each student will choose one: South Asian studies, East Asian studies, or Southeast Asian studies. Students are, however, welcome to work between these geographical boundaries as they attain mastery of the language(s) and culture of one.

More details about the Master's degree program in Asian studies and all of its requirements are available from the Department of Asian Studies, which administers the Master's degree program. 

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