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Asian Languages and Civilizations - Chinese

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12104 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Asian Languages and Civilizations - Chinese MA program from Arizona State University provides our scholars with the chance to deepen their academic and societal understanding of China while continuing to study in depth, the language.


At the Asian Languages and Civilizations - Chinese MA program from Arizona State University, students are provided a research-intensive, interdisciplinary program of study in the traditional and modern languages and cultures of China. Our faculty is world renowned which means you will be receiving a diverse, well-rounded education in the field of Chinese languages and civilizations.

China is one of the world’s well-known superpowers and with our program, you will learn everything about the Chinese language and culture. In today’s professional world, having a background in the Chinese language and culture sets you apart from competitors and acts as an advantage. Our program prepares you for a variety of business, government, diplomatic and economic career opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with this degree can confidently move into academic, business and international fields. Skills developed through this program are valued for teaching positions, translation work or work in a larger sectors such as governmental, diplomatic and international business career opportunities.

Career examples include:

  • area, ethnic and cultural studies teachers and professors
  • foreign language and literature teachers and professors
  • foreign service
  • historians
  • interpreters and translators
  • lawyers
  • reporters and correspondents
  • social and community service managers
  • state department
  • supply chain managers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the Chinese Language
  • Research Methodology
  • Cultural History
  • Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language
  • Practicum
  • Seminar on Chinese Applied Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in Chinese or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement
  • writing sample
  • resume
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12104 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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.

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