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CHINESE Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.A. PH.D.
Overall GPA
3.0
Overall GPA
3.5
Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
All students must take the proseminar (701); two semesters of history of literature (651/652) / language (631/632) or thought (671/672); and one semester of one other history sequence. They also must take one seminar in the chosen track (931, 951, or 971). These may be substituted with other appropriate courses with the approval of the advisor. It is recommended that Chinese linguistics students take Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (431/432).
Specific Courses
Yes
A total of four seminars beyond the M.A. level are required. With the consent of the major professor, courses above the 700 level (exclusive of independent-reading courses) may be substituted for up to two of the seminars.

Specific Credits
Yes
Candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credits; 15 of the 24 must be in Chinese-related graduate courses; the remaining are chosen in consultation with the advisor.
Specific Credits
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Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A final written examination is required.
Examinations
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Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates are required to submit two substantial research papers written in seminars, or, with the consent of the major advisor, in a course at or above the 700 level.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A dissertation proposal must be presented and accepted within one semester of passing the preliminary examination.
Language Requirements
Yes
Contact the department for more information.
Language Requirements
Yes
Advanced proficiency in modern Chinese is required. Students must demonstrate reading proficiency in classical Chinese and one Western research language.
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
Yes
Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
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