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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

Alumnus Adam COLDREN (’16)

The Asian Studies Department is Proud of Our Alumnus

Department of Asian Studies alumnus Adam Coldren is currently enrolled in the History Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.

Alumnus Adam Coldren

Alumnus Adam COLDREN

I have nothing but positive things to say about the time that I spent in the Asian Studies program at the University of Hawai’i.  The diverse disciplines and methodologies that I had access to through the program allowed me to expand my worldview in ways that I never expected.  Additionally, the professors at UH are nothing short of amazing, as they were always engaged in my projects and have a very palpable passion for what they do.  Through my work with them, my subject knowledge, writing, and research skills improved dramatically.  I also had exposure to intelligent and talented peers with whom I could share my research and learn from.  I can further attest that I never took a single boring course at UH!  The Asian Studies program at the University of Hawai’i has prepared me for the future and granted me opportunities that I never would have had otherwise. I cannot recommend this program enough.” I am enrolled in the History Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.

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