- Our department offers Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in Chinese and in Japanese. On average, students complete program requirements and receive their degree is two years.
- We are unable to offer financial aid to applicants who apply for the M.A., but encourage our students to seek outside funding/fellowships.
- Students who wish to spend the first year of graduate study at the Beijing or Yokohama Centers must obtain department approval first.
- Candidates for the degree must be in residence at Stanford in California during the final quarter of registration.
- A thesis or an annotated translation of a text of suitable literary or historical worth is required for the M.A. degree. Under special circumstances, a paper approved by the graduate adviser may be substituted.
The University's basic requirements for the master's degree, including a 45-unit minimum requirement, are given in the "Graduate Degrees" section of the University Bulletin.