Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.

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The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Asian Studies has a unique, comprehensive curriculum that allows for both regional and functional specializations. This rigorous, interdisciplinary program blends the policy-specific and academic skills that are vital to careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our renowned faculty includes more than 90 individuals whose expertise spans the foreign affairs, security and policy, language and culture, economics, and history of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The program boasts a diverse array of course offerings such as The Chinese Military, International Relations of South Asia, Education in Islamic Asia, and Modern Southeast Asian History, just to name a few.

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