Welcome to Asian Studies at Georgetown

Georgetown University has long recognized Asia’s importance in global affairs. Accordingly, the SFS Asian Studies Program was established over thirty years ago to meet the demands for rigorous academic study of this critical region.

The M.A. in Asian Studies provides students with an opportunity to study the dynamics of Asia with an innovative balance of traditional area studies and functional training.

The Asian Studies Program boasts a world-class faculty comprised of leading scholars and practitioners with a wide-range of expertise, research, and experience.

Each semester, the program host events that feature an array of prominent leaders, scholars, policymakers, and experts from Washington D.C. and beyond.


  1. Cross-Strait Relations and the Future of Taiwan

    February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

ASP News

U.S. China Conference

November Event Highlights

This November, The Asian Studies Program hosted a full program of events featuring notable Asia experts and highlighting The Asian Studies Program’s continued commitment to researching and teaching the field of Asian Studies. Please click the article to learn more about November’s events.

Jennifer Mayer

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Mayer (MASIA ’17)

Jennifer Mayer graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017, concentrating in politics and security with a focus on China. She is currently a Senior Associate at Dataminr in Seattle, Washington where she is responsible for informing clients in news, government, and business of major national and international developments in real-time. Her work combines cutting-edge technologies with Asia expertise so clients can know first and act faster.