The Collaborative Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies (MA CESEAS) provides advanced training in the historical and social science studies of modern East and Southeast Asia. The major topics of emphasis are political economy, modern and contemporary social history, international relations, gender, political and social change, economic development, and cultural studies.
The program is capped at 20 students, as it is intended to encourage exchanges among students and facilitate individual attention and small group discussion. Students are assigned a dedicated workspace in the Asian Institute student lab.
Students in the program may apply for a David Chu Travel Award, to conduct research in East and Southeast Asia for their major research paper, and incoming domestic students are automatically considered for a David Chu entrance award of up to $5,000.
Applicants must meet the admission and degree requirements of both the MPP and Asia-Pacific Studies programs, and students who successfully complete the requirements of the collaborative specialization will receive a certificate and the notation “Completed Collaborative Master’s Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies” on their transcript.
Visit the calendar of the School of Graduate Studies for information on course requirements and admissions.