The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences of Johns Hopkins University offers programs leading to the doctoral degree for East Asian specialists in a wide range of disciplines.

The Program in East Asian Studies does not itself offer a graduate degree program. However, graduate students affiliated with the program are housed in the following departments: history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative thought and literature, history of science and technology, and history of medicine (through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). Students receive support and guidance from the interdepartmental Committee on East Asian Studies, comprising faculty members engaged in important new work on China, Japan, and Korea in various disciplines. They participate in scholarly activities, seminars, and workshops sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies.

Applicants are admitted, funded, and trained through individual departments—not through the East Asian Studies Program. Applicants should directly apply to their department of interest and submit an application to the graduate school. More information can be found on the Krieger Graduate Admissions website (e.g., application process, deadlines, departmental requirements, international students information).

Recent PhDs in East Asian studies from Hopkins have gone on to faculty positions at the following, and many other excellent institutions:

  • Beijing University
  • California State University
  • City University of New York
  • Florida International University
  • Fudan University
  • Indiana University
  • McGill University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of South Carolina
  • Washington University in St. Louis