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What will I learn?

The Asian American Studies Department and the Department of Social Welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Social Research offer a concurrent program whereby students may pursue the M.A. in Asian American Studies and the Master of Social Welfare at the same time. Students must complete the program requirements for both degrees. The review process is conducted separately by each department, but the same statement of purpose may be submitted to each.

Which department am I in?

Luskin School of Public Affairs

Study options

Full Time (Maximum of eight units of course work in Social Welfare may be applied toward both the M.A. in Asian American studies and the M.S.W.)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


Luskin School of Public Affairs

3250 Public Affairs Building,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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