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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 18, 2024
 
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures


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The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in East Asian Studies (IDMA), focusing on China, Japan, or Korea. The Asian Studies Center , which is part of the University’s Center for International Studies, administers the IDMA program. EALL grants the Master of Arts degree.

Contact Information

Department Chair (EALL): Xu Yi
Main Office: 2714 Cathedral of Learning
Graduate Administrator: Patrick Fogarty
412-624-5227
Fax: 412-624-3458
E-mail: pmf23@pitt.edu
http://www.deall.pitt.edu/idma/index.php

Admission and Application Form: To apply, go to http://www.deall.pitt.edu/idma/apply.php and click on Apply Yourself.

The IDMA is typically a two-year program, designed for students who have already had at least two years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language study. The applicant’s academic interests must be compatible with the expertise of the East Asian faculty.

Applicants for admission must submit a two-page career statement in English that identifies the student’s academic and intellectual goals. They must submit transcripts of all college-level work, three letters of recommendation in English, a writing sample in English, and scores on the verbal, quantitative, and writing assessment-analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL administered by the Educational Testing Service: The required TOEFL score of 90 (with at least a score of 22 in all of the four sections of speaking, listening, reading, and writing); the required minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each of its four sections). The deadline each year for submitting applications is January 15. Notification can be expected by the middle of March. The program admits students only for the fall term.

Financial Assistance

Current as well as prospective students in Asian Studies are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships and fellowships administered by the Asian Studies Center.

The dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has approved Tuition Reduction Scholarships for out-of-state students accepted into the IDMA program each year. As a result these IDMA students pay in-state tuition rates.

Admission to the MA/MBA Joint Degree Program

Qualified students may simultaneously earn a master’s degree in business administration and an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in East Asian Studies. Students enrolled in the joint degree program take MBA and MA course work concurrently. Students will normally be expected to complete the program in five consecutive terms, beginning in the fall term of the first academic year and ending in the spring term of the following year. Students may, however, extend their program of study in order to pursue further language acquisition or an internship.

Prospective students must meet the full set of admission requirements for MBA study in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and for the MA program of graduate study in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Students should first apply for admission to the MBA program. After admission to the MBA program, applicants to the MA program will be assessed by review panels of appropriate A&S faculty. To obtain MBA application forms, contact: University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Office of Admissions, Pittsburgh, PA 15260; phone: 412-648-1700; fax: 412-648-1659; e-mail: mba-admissions@katz.business.pitt.edu.

Faculty

The Asian Studies faculty affiliated with the IDMA Program comprise an outstanding group of specialists in the social sciences and humanities. They share a common dedication to teaching and a vigorous commitment to scholarly research as well as service to the profession. Academic disciplines of individual faculty members and their teaching specializations are noted on the Web site above.

Course Note

Not all courses are offered every term. Undergraduate courses at the 1000 level can be carried for graduate credit. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate courses at the 1000 level can be carried for graduate credit.

Programs

    Joint DegreeMaster’s

    Courses

      ChineseEast Asian Languages & LiteratureJapaneseKorean

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