Asian Studies Certificate

The graduate certificate in Asian Studies Students offers students a multi-disciplinary course of study that will provide them with in-depth training in a special area that may be particularly useful as they pursue careers in such fields as Academia, Law, Public History, Education, Business, and even Medicine, where they will practice their profession abroad or use their international experience to expand their understandings of these regions as they work with topics on or populations from diverse societies in Asia. The certificate complements any graduate major in the university and is also appropriate for students with a graduate degree wishing to return to the university for mid-career training.


Admission Requirements

  • Two years of an Asian language (or equivalent)
  • Students without two years of an Asian language may satisfy this requirement by taking undergraduate Asian language courses at The University of Akron (or another accredited institution)

Application Deadline

Applications to the Asian Studies Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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