The Center for Japanese Studies offers three interdisciplinary master's degree programs in Japanese Studies through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. These programs are designed to develop advanced competence in Japanese language, breadth of knowledge about Japan, and research and writing skills appropriate for a graduate student. They allow students maximum flexibility to pursue their own interests within Japanese Studies while completing the degree requirements.
In addition to the stand-alone interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Japanese Studies, the Center offers three dual degree options in conjunction with other schools at U-M:
- Joint Degree in Japanese Studies and Business, leading to MA and MBA degrees.
- Dual Degree in Japanese Studies and Law, leading to MA and JD degrees.
- Self-Initiated Dual Degree, combining the Master of Arts in Japanese Studies and another graduate degree program or a graduate certificate program at the University of Michigan.
Please use the navigation links at the right for more information on the degree requirements of the interdisciplinary MA in Japanese Studies. The dual degree options are explained in more details under the Dual Degrees link. For more information about how to apply for these degree programs, please see the Admission Information section. The Policies and Procedures section contain the documents that explain academic policies that govern our degree programs as well as the links to necessary forms.