Master of Arts in Regional Studies - East Asia
Resources for Current Students

Policies and Procedures
Student Handbook: MARSEA Handbook with the policies and procedures of the MARSEA program
FACETS: Columbia University Policies and Procedures every student must follow
Degree Requirements: Listing of all degree requirements for the MARSEA Degree, please contact the Student Affairs Officer for any questions or approvals
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: GSAS policies

Registration Information
Registration Adjustment Form: Formal request to submit to the Registrar's office to add or drop a course. Please note that SIPA has specific times to add courses during registration.
Basic Academic Calendar: Registrar's important academic deadlines
East Asia Courses at the Graduate Level: Courses that will count towards the MARSEA degree. If you do not fine the course within these documents you must get approval from the Student Affairs Officer in writing.
Sample Academic Year Course Schedule: Example course schedule to help you register for courses
Online Directory of Classes: Columbia's online Directory of classes, this is the most up to date information on class times and rooms
Student Services Online: Registrar and Financial Services Portal for your account

Thesis Information
Thesis Advisor Form: Signed by your advisor your first semester in October and submitted to the Student Affairs Officer
Thesis Grade Form: Submitted to your Thesis Advisor with your finished thesis for grading.
Writing Center: Need help with your writing? Contact the Writing Center and attend drop in hours.

Graduation Information
Application for Degree Form: Registrar form to formally apply for your degree in your final semester at Columbia. Make sure to spell your name correctly!
Degree Audit Form: Form to submit to the Student Affairs Officer to graduate
Receiving Your Diploma

Career and Internship Information
Academic and Professional Opportunities: East Asia Internship and Job Opportunities
Center For Career Education: Columbia University's Career Center, find information on how to format a resume, networking events, job opportunities
Funding for East Asian Studies

Student Groups
East Asia Student Groups


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