Degrees & Certificates


Degree Programs in South Asian Studies

NOTE: The South Asian Studies Program is having a special spring application period for admission in fall quarter, 2016. The deadline for this special application period is June 1, 2016.

To begin your application, go here and click “Begin Online Application to the Graduate School.”

Please contact South Asia Center Managing Director Keith Snodgrass <> with questions about the application.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers five frameworks within which to carry out the interdisciplinary study of the peoples and nations of the South Asian subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Tibet.


The Foster School of Business also offers the Certificate in International Studies in Business (Custom Language Tracks available to specialize in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Persian).

Graduate students may also earn degrees with a focus on South Asia in a large number of other schools and colleges at UW, including but not limited to: AnthropologyArchitectureArt, Art History, and DesignAsian Languages and LiteratureCommunicationComparative Literature, Cinema & MediaComparative ReligionComputer Science and EngineeringEconomicsEnglish,  Environmental and Forest SciencesGender, Women & Sexuality StudiesGeographyGlobal HealthHistoryLaw, Societies, and JusticeMuseologyMusicPolitical ScienceEnvironmental StudiesSocial Work, & Sociology

Study Abroad

Study AbroadExplore India’s Himalaya: Yoga, Culture, Politics, Environment: UW’s Program in Nainital, India. Study development and gender, and work on local projects in the beautiful and remote Indian Himalaya.

Learn about this and other South Asia Study Abroad opportunities through the University of Washington on our Study Abroad Page.