The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies sponsors two graduate programs:

  • a dedicated Master's track in Critical Asian Humanities—part of the Asian Pacific Studies Institute's M.A. in East Asian Studies
  • a joint graduate certificate in Middle East Studies—co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Religious Studies
Program Requirements Overview

M.A. Program - Critical Asian Humanities


10 Courses
  • 8 at 500-level or above
  • 5 must be literature/cultural courses
  • up to 2 East Asian language courses

Language Proficiency in Chinese, Japanese or Korean

Certificate in Middle East Studies


4 Courses
  • “Critical Genealogies of Middle East Studies” required
  • 1 may be advanced Middle East language
  • Other courses must contain at least 50% Middle East content

Bi-Weekly workshop
Research paper
Language Competency in a Middle Eastern language