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East Asian Studies

University of Maryland University College

48 months
499 USD/credit 14970 USD/year
499 USD/credit 14970 USD/year
306 USD/credit 9180 USD/year
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Hone your communication skills, cultural knowledge, and historic perspective with the unique degree in East Asian studies. One of the only online programs of its kind, University of Maryland University College's East Asian Studies degree provides an overview of the history, economics, politics, culture, and languages of the East Asian region, including China, Korea, and Japan.


This East Asian Studies program at University of Maryland University College is ideal for those who live or work in East Asia, know East Asian languages, or regularly interact with people from East Asian countries.

Through your courses, you'll gain an understanding of East Asia based on both expanded cultural awareness and scholarly analysis. You'll build a foundation of knowledge that enriches your appreciation of the area while helping you prepare for a range of careers-such as translator, teacher, reporter, analyst, or nonprofit field employee—that require a broad understanding of the culture and region.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Interpret, communicate, educate, and advise others based on your understanding, research, and analysis of the social, historical, and cultural contexts of East Asia
  • Use your knowledge of East Asia to identify, create, facilitate, and promote opportunities for interaction and cooperation between Asia and the global community
  • Apply your knowledge of East Asian diversity, values, and expectations to perform in a culturally appropriate way in personal and professional settings
  • Write and speak an East Asian language, integrating interpersonal skills and cultural knowledge

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Create a presentation to raise awareness and educate others about various aspects of East Asian culture, history, and politics
  • Create a presentation in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean that demonstrates an ability to speak, read, and write the language
  • Write a research paper about a specific subject using primary source material

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Foundations of East Asian Civilization
  • Introduction to Modern East Asia
  • Religions of the East
  • Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
  • Issues in East Asian Studies
  • Writing and Communication Classes
  • Research Class
  • Arts and Humanities Classes
  • Behavioral and Social Science Classes
  • Biological and Physical Sciences Classes
  • Math Class
  • Computing Classes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    14970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 306 USD per credit during 48 months.


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