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Administered through the East Asia Center, the 4+1 B.A./M.A. Program for UVa Students is an interdisciplinary program intended for students who want in-depth exposure to East Asia at the graduate level while also gaining competency in an East Asian language. The program is designed for students who seek a rich knowledge of East Asia as preparation for careers in business, government service, and media, or as preparation for entering professional schools or doctoral programs. We now offer a streamlined pathway into the M.A. program for suitably qualified UVa undergraduates in the College or in other Schools who already have had exposure to East Asian studies through their majors, minors, or language training. Undergraduates can apply directly to the Center for promotion into the master’s program without having to pay an application fee and sit for standardized tests.
Classes focused on East Asia are offered in the following departments:
Anthropology Art (Art History)
History Media Studies
Politics Religious Studies
East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply.
Requirements: 30 credits with the following distribution
To complete an application form click here and follow the included instructions.
Completed Applications are Due March 31st.
Students should apply in their third year, but qualified exceptional cases (i.e., fourth year students who have already taken graduate level courses that they’re not using for undergrad requirements) will be considered on a case by case basis.
For information on scholarships and grant funding, please visit the East Asia Center.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.