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Program in Chinese


Arizona State University at the Tempe campus / Program in Chinese is located in Tempe, AZ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chinese
Master of Arts (MA) Asian languages and civilizations: Chinese

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Oral defense, interactive Program of Study (iPOS) submitted no later than beginning of third semester of study
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Interactive Program of Study (iPOS) submitted before completing 50 percent of required credit hours



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two years of work leading to the bachelor's degree, BA in Chinese studies (preferred), personal statement, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 in the last two years of work leading to the bachelor's degree, completion of 3 years of modern Chinese and 1 year of classical Chinese, personal statement, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ  85287-0202
United States
Contact Joe Cutter
Director, School of International Letters and Cultures
Email: joe.cutter@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-3762