A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.
Philosophy is a discipline that involves critical thinking and reasoning. Students who study this area can develop a knowledge and understanding of life questions and topics, as well as exceptional critical thinking skills useful in a variety of career paths, such as business or government.
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.
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The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia.
Students are required to complete 48 hours of course work (12 credits per semester) and submit a thesis towards the fulfillment of a Master’s degree. Is of these course credits are for thesis-specific courses taken with the student’s primary advisor. All students are required to take a survey course during the first semester of coursework as well as a methodology course. The MA thesis must be approved by an appropriate faculty committee.
Structure of MA Degree
4 Core courses, equivalent to 12 credits
4 Language courses, equivalent to 12 credits (Students are required to pick one language and pursue it till the last semester)
3 Thesis components, equivalent to 9 credits
5 Electives, equivalent to 15 credits