Master of Arts in East-West Studies
The Creighton University Master of Arts in East-West Studies is a two-year program designed to provide a strong cross-cultural framework through interdisciplinary application and international collaboration. It prepare students to assume global leadership positions in four areas (tracks):
1. Comparative Eastern and Western Arts, Philosophy and Literature
2. Comparative Eastern and Western Business Administration
3. Comparative Eastern and Western Energy Technology (opening soon)
4. Comparative Eastern and Western Way of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Students begin by deepening their knowledge of comparative studies and mastering major theories in East-West studies in their core courses. Each student selects one of the four specific tracks above in which to further his/her research and then applies these skills on an international level by participating in one of our collaborative internship opportunities in Omaha and in Asia.
Graduates will possess a solid theoretical foundation in East-West studies, strong comparative reasoning and international communication skills reinforced by experience, and a resulting proficiency in multicultural awareness and professional skills with which to use for proactively engaging in eastern-western dialogues, pursue further study or market towards international and domestic employers.
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, consultancy, diplomacy, finance, international organizations, journalism, media and marketing, politics, public service, publishing, tourism, and translation and interpretation.
Graduates are also excellent candidates to continue their research in post-graduate programs around the world.
Type of Degree: Master's of Arts (MA) in East-West Studies
Duration: Two years, full-time
Number of Credits Required: 36
Cost: $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.
- Two-year MA program (36 credit hours)
- First program of its kind in the Midwest
- Most affordable program of its kind in the US
- Collaboration with institutions and individuals in Asia
- Develop in-demand, global leadership skills
- Write and publish policy papers
- International Internship in Asia or Omaha
- Study and learn an Asian language
- High-tech campus and facilities
- Small class size (11:1 student-teacher ratio at Creighton)
Creighton University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit university located in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. It was founded in 1878 and is the largest, private religious university in Nebraska. Its beautiful campus sits on 132-acres just outside of Omaha’s downtown business district and it enrolls 7,730 graduate and undergraduate students. It consists of 9 major schools and colleges, boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, and has more than 200 student organizations in various fields of interest. Creighton has been consistently ranked “No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest” every year according to US News & World Report (a full list of University awards and recognitions can be found here.) and competes in NCAA Division I athletics within the Big East. For more information, click here.
Asian World Center
Established in 2006, the Asian World Center is a center of excellence and an academic research institute at Creighton University focused on promoting a broad understanding of Asian cultures and an awareness of the important historical and international events happening in the Asian world through cooperative study, research and dialogue. The Center routinely holds programs designed to enlighten the community about Asian fine arts, music, philosophy, religion, history, business and political science. It helped establish and currently facilitates and manages the East-West Studies program offered by the Graduate School. More more information, click here.
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China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) 中国宋庆龄基金会 - Beijing, China
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Nanjing University of the Arts (NUA) 南京艺术学院 - Nanjing, China
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Hohai University 河海大学 - Nanjing, China
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