Through the mastery of speech and literacy, students learn how to analyze texts in original Chinese and effectively communicate with native speakers. Graduates pursue futures in education, consulting, academia or as specialists in the private and non-profit sectors.
Under the leadership of Phyllis Zhang, director of the Chinese Language program in the department of East Asian Languages and Literature, this two-year MA in Chinese Language and Culture offered by George Washington University combines a practical and academic approach, with a special emphasis on teaching methods. Students gain a broader knowledge of the rich history and ethnography of China, while also developing skills in professional and scholarly writing in the Chinese language.
Being in the heart of the nation’s capital, our program allows students the opportunity to interact with many leading organizations, business headquarters, consulting firms, and government and media agencies based in D.C. Students can enrich their learning experiences with additional activities. Here are the program highlights:
- The only MA program of its kind in the greater D.C. region
- Customized curriculum to suit personal interests and career goals
- Close mentorship from well-established scholars and award-winning teachers in the department
- Competitive teaching assistant or internship positions
- Numerous China-related events and lectures on and off campus
- Preparation for the pursuit of either a professional career or doctoral studies
- Access to the many resources of downtown Washington, D.C.
- Building a professional network to support career opportunities
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Classical Chinese
- Chinese Literature in Translation
- Chinese Poetry in Tang and Song Periods
- Chinese Drama and Theatre
- 20th-Century Chinese literature
- Structure of Chinese
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- One (1) academic letter of recommendation
- All applicants must meet minimum Chinese proficiency (i.e. the intermediate high for speaking and reading based on the ACTFL rating scale).
- Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
- Statement of purpose
- Writing Sample
International56550 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 12 months.
National56550 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Washington, D. C.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.