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The Accelerated M.A. program enables qualified KU students to earn both a Bachelor's degree in Global and International Studies and a Master's degree in Contemporary East Asian studies in 5 years. 12 hours of 500-level or above coursework in the major completed in Year 4 (senior year) are may count for both the B.A. and the M.A. The M.A is completed in Year 5. 

The M.A. may be pursued as a terminal degree or as preparation for doctoral studies at KU or elsewhere. 

Sample Academic Plan for Accelerated MA



Current and prospective graduate students can contact CEAS to set up an appointment with the Director of Graduate Studies. For advising questions regarding research progress, course credit towards degree, and M.A. research paper/thesis, please contact: 

Dr. Ayako Mizumura

For advising questions regarding the application process, university requirements, resources, petitions, program milestones, exam scheduling, graduation, and any other questions related to student success, please contact:

Graduate Academic Advisor

Desirée Neyens 

Graduate Academic Advisor, CEAS Graduate Program, College Office of Graduate Affairs

Click here brochure. 

To request more information about the Accelerated M.A. program, click one of the links below to complete an inquiry form:

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