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CSAS FAO Program

CSAS is proud to offer the MA program to Foreign Area Officers (FAOs). 

Why choose the University of Michigan?

  • U-M is a low cost institution, providing in-state tuition for all active duty military students

  • U-M is recognized as a “Military Friendly University” by Military Advanced Education Magazine

  • Home to the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, which promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy.

  • MA program can be completed in 12 or 18 months 

Requirements

FAO students complete the CSAS MA requirements in a compressed timeframe.

Term Course Course Title
Credits
Fall SAS 501 Proseminar in South Asian Studies 3
  SAS Elective Selected in Coordination with Advisor to meet distribution requirements 3
  Language Course
Determined by Current Language Level 6
Winter SAS Electives Selected in Coordination with Advisor to meet distribution requirements 3
  Language Course Determined by Current Language Level 3
Summer SAS 798 MA Essay in South Asian Studies 3
    Total 24

Winter Term (January) Admissions

Students seeking a January start date will need to complete the application for the fall term preceding enrollment. Please contact the academic services office for  more information.