East Asian Languages & Cultures offers a course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Japanese.
Our program has two principal foci. One is the study of Japanese literature, culture, linguistics, and/or pedagogy. The second is the acquisition of practical language skills to enhance future work in such fields as translation, interpretation, teaching, journalism, business, or government.
By pursuing graduate studies in Japanese at UMass Amherst, you'll join the ranks of graduate students who have gone on to work in foreign services and diplomacy, as high school teachers and college professors, as professional translators and interpreters, and in many other careers.