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Chinese, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
Dive into the history, literature, language and culture of China—and prepare yourself to engage with Chinese-speaking communities in Chicago and around the globe. The flexible MA in Chinese program from DePaul University provides a customizable curriculum to help you develop advanced linguistic and cultural expertise.

About

The MA in Chinese program from DePaul University may be completed in two years. Core courses are offered in the evenings, while most elective courses are offered in the afternoon/evening.

Faculty with a multitude of interests

Study with Associate Professor Li Jin, who examines the ways language learners acquire Chinese in study abroad contexts. 

Faculty of the MA in Chinese have taught at institutions in China, Canada and the U.S. and foster a diverse array of research interests, including technology-enhanced second-language teaching, Chinese pop culture and social media, Chinese cinema and literature, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Foundations
  • Language, Self, and Society
  • Communities of Practice
  • MA Capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Department of Modern Languages is currently only accepting students in the French and Spanish MA programs.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or abroad,
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale where A=4.0) in all undergraduate coursework, and
  • At least 20 quarter credit-hours of advanced undergraduate coursework in the target language OR a rating of at least “Intermediate High” on both the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for the target language. 

In addition, applicants must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation, and
  • One letter that explains the applicant’s areas of professional interest and reasons for seeking advanced training in language and culture. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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