University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

East Asian Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: East Asian Studies
Description The study of East Asian languages and cultures comprises an important and indispensable discipline within the humanities. The M.A. programme in East Asian Studies aims at providing graduate students with advanced language skills and a profound understanding of East Asian culture. This training will prepare graduates of the programme for a variety of careers; it will also provide the basis for the pursuit of more advanced degrees. For example, M.A. graduates may choose to teach at secondary institutions, or to continue their studies in a Ph.D. programme. They will also be able to pursue careers in the public or private sectors, working in government service, in business, or with numerous firms and institutions which require knowledge of East Asian cultures and societies.
Website: East Asian Studies at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Chinese Linguistics/Pedagogy; Japanese Linguistics/Pedagogy; Japanese Cultural Studies and Religion; Premodern Chinese Literature; Premodern Japanese Studies; Taiwanese Literature.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Transcripts and a writing sample are also required. A GRE is strongly recommended.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015