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The Master of Arts in South Asia Studies at Columbia University

The MA in South Asia Studies at Columbia University offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that may be tailored to their individual interests and goals. The curriculum combines core seminars with a specialization (at least four courses) in an area of focus chosen by the student, and electives in an array of fields across Columbia University.  The MA may be completed in as little as one year of full-time study; students may attend part-time as well.

Students, working with the MA Director, may shape an area of focus on a topic (Gender, Sustainabilty, Visual Culture, etc.), on a country or region, or a discipline, or an historical period, according to their individual research interests, or may build a broad knowledge of South Asia across multiple disciplines as a foundation for future graduate study.

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For additional information and questions about the Master of Arts in South Asia Studies, and to discuss how the MA can be used to meet your research and training goals, please contact Professor Katherine Ewing, at