Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is your acceptance rate?

A. For Fall 2014 Admissions, the acceptance rate is 25% and the yield rate is 21%

Q. Which M.A. Program is right for me?

A. See comparison chart of East Asia M.A. Programs at Columbia

Q. I am currently a college senior and will be entering the MARSEA program in the Fall. Where should I send my final transcript?

A. Please send your final transcript to the Admissions Office at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Please see here for the Admissions Office's contact information.

Q. How much does the MARSEA program cost?

A. Please see here for the updated cost of attendance.

Please note that the MARSEA program is a free-standing MA program in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Q. Who do I contact with questions about tuition payments or questions regarding my account?

A. Please contact Student Financial Services.

Q. I applied for housing a long time ago and still haven't heard back. What should I do?

Please contact Columbia University Apartment Housing (UAH) with questions regarding your application.

Please note that housing is not guaranteed for M.A. students. GSAS offers information on resources to assist you in the search for off-campus housing. Please visit the above link for more information.


Applying to MARSEA
Degree Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources for Current Students
Current Students

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