Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The Philippines in Asia: An Area Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach to Studying the Philippines

The Philippine Studies program of the Asian Center leading to an MA degree is designed to produce specialists with a broad and integrated comprehension of Philippine society. Students can specialize in any of three areas:
•   Philippine Socio-Cultural Studies
•   Philippine Foreign Relations
•   Philippine Development Studies
The Philippine Studies Program (PSP) takes a Philippines-in-Asia approach, examining the country not only from various disciplinary lenses but also from the perspective of the Philippines' location in Asia.

 Thesis or Non-Thesis?

The Asian Center offers two tracks for it MA programs in Philippine Studies:
•   Master of Arts in Philippine Studies (Thesis Track) - 30 units
•   Master in Philippine Studies (Non-Thesis Track) - 36 units