SIPA Specializations

The East Asia regional specialization provides students with interdisciplinary training in politics, international relations, modern history, culture, and/or society of the region. 

Requirements for SIPA specialization in East Asia:

  • Complete a total of three courses for a minimum total of 9 credits

  • Courses must be drawn from at least two different social science disciplines (which is determined based on the faculty's area of expertise)

  • Courses must significantly cover at least two different East Asian countries

  • Language study courses cannot be counted towards the East Asian regional specialization

Please see the Institute's graduate course bulletins for a list of approved courses. 

The Foreign Language Specialization requires:

  • Completion of two Intermediate-level language courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, or Vietnamese, and one approved regional course in a matching region

  • Students must earn minimum grades required by the specific foreign language program in order to receive credit for each course

Please see the Institute's graduate course bulletins for a list of approved courses.