Doctoral Studies

A doctoral degree in East Asian studies may be pursued in one of a wide range of academic departments at Columbia. Faculty members of the Institute advise Ph.D. candidates in a variety of Columbia's humanities and social science departments.

Information on pursuing a Ph.D. in a particular discipline can be obtained from the relevant department. A complete listing of Columbia University academic departments is available here.

Departments in which students typically pursue doctoral studies on East Asia at Columbia include the following:

For information on the areas of expertise of Institute faculty members, please see our Faculty page.

Information on funding opportunities for Columbia graduate students in East Asian studies can be found at: Institute Funding for Columbia Students.


For questions and inquiries, please contact the Student Affairs Officer, Jamie Tan at