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Degree Programs in Languages and Cultures of Asia

The department offers the Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures of Asia. The department also grants the Doctor of Philosophy in Languages and Cultures of Asia with a specialization in one of three named options: Civilizations and Cultures, Languages and Literatures, and Religions of Asia. A Ph.D. minor is also offered.

LCA focuses on research and teaching in the social and humane disciplines concerning Asia, with an emphasis on languages, literatures and religions of Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. UW-Madison is a national center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) studies, South Asian studies, and Southeast Asian studies. In addition to the degree programs in the department, graduate programs through the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Land Tenure Center, as well as in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology provide for specialization in those areas of Asia that are included in departmental course offerings.

Please visit the Languages and Cultures of Asia website for more information regarding the graduate program and application procedures or click on the degree tabs on the left side of this page for general information.



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