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Research access guide for Washington University in St. Louis.

Overview

About Washington University in St. Louis:

Founded in 1853 by the merchant Wayman Crow and his pastor William Greenleaf Eliot, Jr., Washington University's educational programs began with evening classes offered to young immigrant men who had flooded into the city in the past decade. The university moved west out of the city at the turn of the twentieth century.

Washington University in St. Louis is one of the leading private research universities in the country, with top academic programs in the medical field, social work, business, engineering and architecture.

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Institution

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Founded: 1853
Type: private university
Locations: St. Louis, MO

Japanese Studies

Undergraduate Studies

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a B.A. in Japanese.
  • The Department of International and Area Studies offers a B.A. with a concentration on East Asia.
  • Study abroad opportunities are offered for two locations in Japan in either semester- or year-long programs.
  • For more information about applying to Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate programs, please consult their undergraduate admissions page.

Graduate Studies

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a M.A. in East Asian Studies.
  • The Departments of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a joint Ph.D. in Japanese and Comparative Literature.
  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures offers a Ph.D. in Japanese or Japanese Literature.
  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Law School offer a joint M.A./J.D. with a concentration on East Asia.
  • For more information concerning admission to Washington University in St. Louis graduate programs, please consult their admissions webpage.

Other Academic Information

  • Washington University in St. Louis employs about 15 academic faculty and staff in Japan-related positions.
  • Japan-related courses are taught outside of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the following academic fields: comparative literature, history, and religious studies.

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