Graduate Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona offers programs leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with majors in East Asian Studies. Graduate training in East Asian Studies affords students important opportunities for careers in teaching, international business, international law, government and diplomatic service, and journalism.


Instruction is offered in a number of disciplines, including Chinese and Japanese culture, history, linguistics, literature, thought, and women’s studies, Asian humanities and religions, and Asian-American studies.


MA is offered for East Asian Studies.


MA and Ph.D. are offered for Chinese (history, religion and thought, literature, and linguistics).


MA and Ph.D. are offered for Japanese (linguistics, literature, and religion).


Please note:
The International Application Deadline for Fall admission is February 1st.
For domestic (US citizen) applications, the application deadline is February 1st.Application review begins shortly after February 1st, and applications are reviewed only once. Missing materials could adversely affect your application.



Letter from the Graduate Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions (and answers)

Admissions Process

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Application (PDF format)

Chinese Studies

Japanese Studies

Graduate College Application Information

EAS Admission Requirements

Information about Fees


Graduate Advisors

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the graduate advisors are:



Feng-Hsi Liu
Chinese Studies

James Gabriel
Japanese Studies

LSB 107
(520) 621-5479

LSB 102
(520) 621-5460

Graduate Coordinator: 
       Frank Whitehead


Financial Support Links

U of A Graduate Catalog Financial Aid Information

EAS Graduate Handbook