Asian Studies Certificate

Asian Studies Certificate

The graduate certificate in Asian Studies offers students a multidisciplinary 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, or Medicine where they will practice their profession abroad or use their international experience to expand their understanding of these regions as they work with topics on or populations from diverse societies in Asia. The certificate complements any graduate major and is also appropriate for students with a graduate degree who might like to return to the university for midcareer 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 accpeted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

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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