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Master in Japanese

The master’s degree in Japanese at Portland State University prepares you to teach Japanese at the college level or provides you with the foundation to continue your education at the doctoral level by providing you with opportunities to engage in scholarly research on Japanese literature and linguistics.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $698 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

During our Japanese at Portland State University, you’ll receive hands-on experience teaching Japanese in a team setting as well as learn to critically analyze literary works and spoken discourse, interpret Japanese texts with an in-depth understanding of the cultural and historical background, and design and conduct an empirical research study.

What can you do

Our graduates either continue in academia, pursuing doctoral studies or teaching Japanese at the college level, or find rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields, including journalism, publishing and translation.

Recent graduates have found success at Japanese companies, including Shogakukan, a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga and other media, telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Asian specialty supermarket Uwajimaya, and Daiso, a franchise of 100-yen shops.


Courses Included

  • Advanced Japanese Grammar
  • Readings in Japanese Literature: Classical Japanese
  • Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
  • Traditional Japanese Drama