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Chinese Studies

Valparaiso University

24 months
650 USD/credit 12025 USD/year
650 USD/credit 12025 USD/year
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The Chinese Studies course offered by Valparaiso University leads to a teaching endorsement in Chinese language, but does not lead to initial certification as a teacher. Therefore, applicants for this track should already have a teaching license or not need one for their teaching position.


For this Chinese Studies course offered by Valparaiso University, students spend one or two summers in China—depending on their proficiency level at the time of application to the program—for language immersion and other coursework through the Summer Advanced Chinese Program. The remainder of the degree coursework is taken online or through independent study.

Individuals who want to earn initial certification as a teacher (required in order to receive an endorsement in Chinese language) should consider applying to the M.Ed.-Initial Licensure program. Additional coursework (approximately 12 credits, assuming the applicant is proficient in Mandarin Chinese) taken through the MACS program may be used to obtain a Chinese language endorsement, but unless the student fulfills at least 31 graduate credits approved through the MACS program, these 12 credits will not result in a second degree in Chinese Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Chinese 
  • The Chinese Language 
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature 
  • Topics in Chinese Studies 
  • Internship in China 
  • Supervised Reading and Research in Chinese Studies 
  • Preparation for Standardized T est 
  • Research Project
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Applicants should carefully review their state’s endorsement requirements for teaching Chinese to determine if this program will enable them to qualify for a teaching endorsement. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and demonstrate proficiency in Chinese language by any one of the following:

  • Completion of at least one year of college-level Chinese
  • Strong background in Chinese language (e.g., through family heritage or study abroad programs in Chinese-speaking areas)
  • Receipt of certificate of language proficiency (for example, Level Two of the new HSK Test)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Valparaiso

1223 - 1978 USD /month
Living costs

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


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