M.A./Ph.D in Asian Studies & History

Joint Degree Program: Master of Arts in Asian Studies & Ph.D. in History

The dual Asian Studies MA/History PhD program allows qualified graduate students to pursue both degrees simultaneously. To be accepted into this program, students must simultaneously submit applications for the MA in Asian Studies and the PhD in History. Applicants must meet the admission eligibility requirements and follow the admission procedures for both programs. This new designation will appear in the menu of programs in the graduate application, and students must indicate their intention to apply for this dual program. Students must fulfill the requirements for both programs. The History PhD program will accept up to 36 credits earned toward fulfilling the requirements of the Asian Studies MA program. Students should apply for graduation with the MA in Asian Studies as soon as they have completed all requirements for the degree – including the exit requirements, as specified for the MA in Asian Studies. Ordinarily, students will complete these requirements and earn their MA before advancing to candidacy for the PhD in History.