Pursue a master’s in Korean Studies

We work with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) to recruit graduate students to work with faculty in Korean Studies. EALC offers a master's degree in East Asian Studies. In this degree program, you can choose to concentrate in Korean Studies. You can learn more information about the East Asian Studies graduate degree on the EALC website.

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Student spotlight:

Emily Meek

Throughout my two years in the MA program, the Institute for Korean Studies at IU has offered me an excellent education in Korea’s history, culture, and language. From engaging courses and wonderful professors to fun events like holiday celebrations and movie screenings, IKS has facilitated an incredible program and community. Because of IKS, I was given the opportunity to excel in my graduate studies as I pursued my interest in the history of modern Korea. Now, as a recent graduate of the program, I’m prepared and excited to further my education and career in the study of Korea.

MA East Asian Studies, Korea Concentration


We provide a competitive fellowship for M.A. students concentrating on Korean Studies in EALC. The fellowship is provided with the support of a Core University Program Grant from the Academy of Korean Studies. The fellowship includes a stipend and tuition remission. There is no need to complete a separate application to be considered for this fellowship.