Degree Programs

Masters Degree

The Center for Chinese Studies offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of China. The terminal degree of the Center is a Masters in Asian Studies: China. The MA program is designed to introduce students to advanced studies of China from different perspectives and disciplines. A prominent feature of the CCS experience is the possibility of working closely with our outstanding China faculty. During the normally two-year program, students are encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest. Graduates from our program will be better prepared for many professional careers related to China as well as for further academic work at the Ph.D. level.

Dual Degrees

CCS offers the following dual degrees:

Certificate Program in Chinese Studies

The Center for Chinese Studies offers a 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies:China. This certificate is intended for UM graduate-level students in LS&A departments and professional schools, as well as students who have completed a graduate degree from the University of Michigan or another university within the past 5 years. The goal of the certificate is to provide a program of study grounded in interdisciplinary understandings of China to graduate students whose academic and career trajectories require China-focused knowledge and training.

Doctoral Studies at U-M

CCS does not offer a doctoral degree in Chinese studies. Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies should apply to the department at this University which represents the area of desired specialization and choose to concentrate on China within that specialization. Such academic units at the University of Michigan include but are not limited to Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology.

Funding

The Center for Chinese Studies awards a number of fellowships to undergraduates, graduate and professional school students in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. The application deadline for all fellowships is February 1st, unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that all materials are received at the Center by this date.

Students who need additional information should contact:
Student Services Coordinator
Tel: 734.764.6308
Email: chinese.studies@umich.edu