Painting by Yi Chung-Sop

Painting by Yi Chung-Sop

PhD/MPhil Degree Requirements

All sets of requirements linked to below are special to this department and must be read in conjunction with the general requirements of the Graduate School.

Students in the M.A./M.Phil./Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures may study Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan Studies, which requires a minimum of three years of study in an East Asian language for admission, and is designed for qualified full-time students. Some exceptions to this three year minimum requirement of language study may be granted for promising students of Tibetan Studies, due to the limited availability of such language training in the academic community; in these cases, previous study of Chinese will be expected. Requirements for literature candidates appear below under Chinese, Japanese, or Korean Literature and History. Requirements for history appear below under East Asian History.

Note: Entering students are required to take the language placement examination in the East Asia language of specialization at the beginning of the semester in which they enter the program, unless that language was the primary language of instruction at the institution from which they received the B.A. degree. Those Ph.D. degree candidates who feel prepared should also consider taking the Ph.D. qualifying examination at this time.

Please see below links to the three sets of PhD program requirements which are overseen by the DGS in EALAC.

EALAC PH. D. PROGRAM (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan studies)

EAST ASIAN HISTORY PH. D. PROGRAM (History-East Asia Program)

EAST ASIAN RELIGION PH. D. PROGRAM