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Master of Arts in Asian American Studies San Francisco State University




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The Master of Arts in Asian American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to theories and methods in Asian American Studies, as well as coursework in Asian American history, social sciences, and humanities. Students may write a research thesis, conduct a field report, or do a creative project as their culminating projects. Graduates of the program primarily enter academia or professional work with high contact with Asian American communities.

The program consists of 30 units. No more than six units are allowed in Directed Reading or Special Study or a combination of both. A student must perform satisfactorily in the first year of graduate study by maintaining a minimum grade of B in all courses taken toward the degree or be subject to dismissal. CR/NC units are not acceptable towards the degree. A graduate student in good standing must maintain a B (3.0) GPA throughout the course of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the histories, cultures, and racialization of Asian Americans.
  • Apply course concepts and critical theories and methodologies to identify the structural and ideological forces that shape the lives of Asian Americans.
  • Apply the skills and knowledge acquired toward the self-determination and empowerment of Asian American communities.
  • Develop values of social justice, equity, activism, and respect for differences.
  • Construct evidence-based and persuasive oral and written arguments with proper citations and support from multiple forms of knowledge, including community and academic resources, that communicate what students have discovered.

Career Outlook

Both baccalaureate and master’s degrees can be used to enhance work in Asian American communities, enhance career opportunities in the Pacific Rim areas, prepare for teaching and other professional careers, and prepare for doctoral studies or other professional degrees.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts in Asian American Studies.

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$15,210.00 (11,14,884) per year




College of Ethnic Studies

1600 Holloway Avenue,



94132, United States

Entry requirement for international students

At the university-level, applicants must demonstrate completion of their undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 7.0 or PTE 65; some majors require higher scores.

The deadline for early admission is January 15th. Those submitting by this deadline will have an admission decision before March 15th.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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