The Master of Arts in East-West Studies (EWS) is a two-year interdisciplinary program led by faculty from across Creighton University and designed to provide students with a strong cross-cultural framework and unique international opportunities for professional development.
Our curriculum enables students to master theories in comparative East-West studies, gain professional leadership experience in the U.S. and Asia, and develop a wide range of international skills while focusing on one of the following tracks:
As a bridge connecting students and collaborating with institutions from around the world, the EWS program creates a global comparative studies environment dedicated to the academic and professional excellence of its students.
Graduates will possess a solid foundation in comparative studies, strong international communication skills reinforced by experience, and a proficiency in transcultural awareness with which to use in pursuing a career or post-graduate opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
The East-West Studies program provides students with a strong cross-cultural framework and unique international opportunities for professional development. Led by internationally-renowned faculty, the program comparatively explores and examines various aspects of Eastern and Western culture, with a particular focus on business administration, law & conflict resolution, energy technology, and the arts, philosophy and literature. As a bridge connecting students and collaborating with institutions from around the world, the program fosters a respect of the dignity of all human persons and is committed to the academic and professional excellence of its students.
East-West Studies (EWS) offers an immersive and interdisciplinary approach to comparatively learning about the politics, economics, cultures and societies of the eastern and western world. Led by internationally renowned faculty and bringing together students from all over the world, East-West Studies is one of the only programs of its kind in the United States.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum is individually tailored to each student and courses are offered in departments and schools across Creighton University. Students can select from a wide variety of comparative studies courses and also choose one of four specific tracks on which to focus his/her research: business administration, energy technology, negotiation & dispute resolution, or the arts, philosophy & literature.
Our program advisors and faculty also work closely with our students to design and select one of our international internship programs in the United States or Asia. Combining this type of immersive educational environment with international opportunities and faculty expertise, the East-West Studies program develops exceptional cross-cultural skills that enable our graduates to confidently take on global leadership positions in a variety of professions and careers around the world.
Type of Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
Duration: Two years, full-time (full-time graduate students are defined as those who take at least 8 credit hours per semester; prospective students looking to take fewer than 8 credits per semester should contact us for more information)
Number of Credits Required: 36
Cost (full-time students): $10,000 per semester plus university and technology fees
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Scholarships: Available for qualified full-time students. Please contact us for details.
Learning Objectives (summary):
Graduates with a background in East-West Studies have strong employment prospects for academic and nonacademic career positions in fields such as academia, business, commerce, communications, consultancy, diplomacy, finance, higher education, international organizations, journalism, management, media and marketing, non-profits, politics, public service, tourism, and translation and interpretation. Graduates are also excellent candidates to continue their research in post-graduate programs around the world.
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