CSEAS offers a general interdisciplinary Master of Arts program in Southeast Asian Studies designed to introduce students to the area and to one or more of its languages. It is intended to provide broad area and language training at the graduate level for students with either academic or professional interests. It is most appropriate for students who are committed to the area and interested in an interdisciplinary approach at the MA level. For those who have received training in fields such as journalism, business administration, library science, social work, public health, teaching at the high school and community college levels, and so forth, the program provides an opportunity to gain a strong background in the cultures and languages of the area.
The center also offers dual-degree programs at the Master's level with other university schools and departments, and a Graduate Certificate program that allows students to demonstrate a significant academic engagement with Southeast Asia.