4+1 BA/BS Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

The BA/BS Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) is a 4+1 program that allows current USF undergraduates to study in an undergraduate major, complete graduate-level courses and requirements, and earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years.

Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)

The ideal candidate is an undergraduate student with a 3.5 or above GPA who has a strong interest in Asia, especially one who has already begun the study of an Asian language. Undergraduates in this program usually earn 8-12 graduate credits, while still pursuing their undergraduate degree. These credits are then applied to the program's 28 credit total for the MA in Asia Pacific Studies.


Sample Timeline

  Fall Spring
Year Four – Seminar Choices Research Methods in Asia Pacific Studies

Comparative Modernization of East Asia
Cultures of East Asia: Religion and Philosophy
Year Five – Seminar Choices Literature of East Asia

Culture & Society in the Contemporary Asia Pacific
International Politics of the Asia Pacific

Political Economies of the Asia Pacific

Quantitative Methods

Asia Pacific Studies Elective courses

Internship, research directed study options

Capstone project