The Graduate Certificate Program in Japanese Studies affords a structured way for graduate and professional students to gain cutting-edge knowledge of Japan, augment their major field of study, and enhance future employment opportunities. With a wide variety of courses crosscutting many disciplines, students can tailor the certificate program to meet their academic and career goals.
What are the Academic Requirements for Obtaining this Certificate?
- ASAN 600J (Scope and Methods of Japanese Studies) and ASAN 750J (Research Seminar in Asian Studies-Japan).
- Minimum of nine credits in graduate-level courses on Japan (600 or higher).
- Language requirement–fourth-year level competency. All competency requirements can be met either through coursework or equivalency examinations. Language courses do not count towards certificate credit requirements.
Who can apply?
- Individuals with a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited United States college/university or its equivalent from a recognized foreign institution of higher learning OR Students in any master’s, doctoral, or professional UHM degree program
- AND who have achieved second-year level competency in Japanese.
How do I Apply?
- Individuals already admitted to or registered in a UHM graduate degree program need apply only to the Asian Studies Program. Others must apply to the Graduate Division and Asian Studies program.
- The deadlines for receipt of applications are March 1 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring semester. For students already in a UHM graduate program, the application deadline is one semester prior to graduation.
- For the MA Asian Studies (Japan) and Japanese Studies Graduate Certificate Programs, application information and forms may be obtained from:
tel.: (808) 956-7814
fax: (808) 956-2682