PhD Degree Requirements
The PhD Degree Requirements are special to this department and must be read in conjunction with the general requirements of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Students enrolled in the PhD program of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department may pursue Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or Tibetan Studies. Admission requires a minimum of three years of study in an East Asian language, and the program is designed for qualified full-time students. Some exceptions to this three-year requirement may be granted for promising students of Tibetan Studies, due to the limited availability of such language training; in these cases, previous study of Chinese will be expected.
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 BA degree.