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Graduate Certificate Program

China is a region of expanding global significance, in both academia and in governmental and business sectors. In academia, a certificate in Chinese Studies will strengthen the credentials of our already strong discipline-based training. For students wishing to pursue professional careers in Business, Law, Public Health, Government, etc., the Certificate will provide them with valuable expertise and background that will both make them desirable to employers and also assure that they are able to work effectively in the region.

Application Deadline

  • February 1 (Fall term)

Course Requirements

  • CCS 501, Social Scientific Studies of Historical and Contemporary China (3 credits)
  • CCS 502, Humanistic Studies of Historical and Contemporary China (3 credits)
  • Electives: The remaining 9 credit hours consist of 3 China-related graduate level courses, taken in at least three departments or schools (including CCS).
  • Language requirements: A basic level of proficiency in the Chinese language is required for completion of the Certificate. This can be demonstrated through successful coursework (second year competency) or by a proficiency exam.

Graduate Certificate students are encouraged to meet with the CCS Academic Advisor at least once per year to evaluate progress toward the certificate. It it also important that the student's home department or school is aware of his/her intent to pursue a certificate in CCS. The student will be personally responsible for letting the departmental advisor know of such intent. Schedule an advising appointment HERE.