For Current Students

MARSEA Overview

  • MARSEA Student Handbook AY 2023-2024: MARSEA Handbook with the program's policies and procedures

  • Thesis Instructions and Deadlines: Information on preparing for and submitting your master's thesis (updated August 2023)

    • Thesis Advisor Form: To be signed by your advisor and submitted to the Student Affairs Officer along with your Thesis Proposal

  • MARSEA Degree Audit Form: Track course and credit progress toward graduation

  • MARSEA Professional Development Grant Application: This grant is open to all current MARSEA students and is intended to offer support for participation in professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and other similar programs. Applications will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis. The last day to submit applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be Monday, May 6, 2024. The maximum amount of each award is $350.

Important Links

  • Vergil: Student hub with links to Registration procedures and the Financial Services Portal (submit your Application for Degree here)

  • Office of the Registrar: Official information on Registration, Add/Drop, Exams, Graduation, and more

  • Academic Calendar: Columbia University's most up-to-date academic calendar
  • Online Directory of Classes: Columbia’s online Directory of Classes is the most up-to-date information on class times and rooms
  • East Asian Language Programs: Information on the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures' Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tibetan language programs, including the placement tests
  • Weatherhead East Asian Institute Summer Fellowships: Only MARSEA students who are enrolling for 3-4 semesters are eligible for these fellowships

Other Resources

  • University Policies: At large University policies and procedures

  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: GSAS policy handbook

  • Writing Center: Need help with your writing? Contact the Writing Center and attend drop in hours.

  • GSAS Compass: GSAS Compass is a new initiative in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that offers a variety of career development services tailored to master’s and doctoral students, including career development workshops, employer events, networking opportunities, and one-on-one advising.

  • GSAS Connect: An online career management hub for current GSAS students and alumni, allowing students to schedule career advising appointments, RSVP for Compass events, access its resource library, and search for jobs and internships. 

  • Center For Career Education: Columbia University’s Career Center, where you can find information on how to format a resume, networking events, and job opportunities