MA in Asia Pacific Studies

Building a bridge to the vibrant worlds of the Asia Pacific.

Students in the MA in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develop valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions.

The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to give students the flexibility and independence to pursue their passions. Separate concentrations — humanities/social sciences and business — allow students to take courses that align with their professional or academic goals after graduation.

Offered In

USF Main Campus


San Francisco Advantage

San Francisco is a nucleus for opportunities that connect the city with the Asia Pacific region. MAPS students take full advantage of San Francisco’s location and resources to gain career and research experience, immersing themselves in the city’s vibrant and diverse Asian Pacific communities through internship and networking opportunities.

The Faculty

Our professors represent the interdisciplinary nature of our program. They’re theologians, historians, poets, economists, scholars, and philosophers - bringing their own personal experiences in Asia and scholarly pursuits in research and publishing to the classroom.

Meet our Faculty

John Tullis, Manager, Liner Network Planning, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

John Tullis, Manager, Liner Network Planning, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

The diversity and various backgrounds of my classmates, combined with the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum, helped me to gain a thorough and unique understanding of Asia. The night classes allowed for flexibility to continue working during the day, while the many networking events and speaker series at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies afforded us--as students--opportunities to explore different career paths.

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Contact Info

MA Asia Pacific Studies

M-R, 10:00a.m. - 6:30p.m., F, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 185, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6515 (415) 422-5933