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Applying to the M.A.

The Application Deadline for 2016-17 admissions has passed. Please check back in September for more application details for 2017-18. The deadline submit your application for 2017-18 will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00 pm PST.  

Our department offers a Master of Arts degree in Chinese, and Japanese. All students contemplating application for admission to graduate study must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. The applicant need not have majored in Chinese or Japanese as an undergraduate, but must have had the equivalent of at least three years of training in the language in which he or she intends to specialize, and must also demonstrate a command of English adequate for the pursuit of graduate study. Applicants should not wish merely to acquire or improve language skills, but to pursue study in one of the following fields: Chinese history (pre-modern), Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, Chinese philosophy, Japanese cultural history, Japanese literature, and Japanese linguistics.

For more information regarding the application process and eligibility, please visit Stanford's Grad Admissions webpage.

 Applications must apply online through our University website: Stanford Graduate Admissions: Starting Your Application.