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JAPANESE 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
  • Japanese literature/culture students must take two graduate-level courses (500 level or higher) in Japanese literature and culture, including at least one course at the 700 level or higher.
  • Japanese linguistics students must take Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (434) and Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language (623).
Specific Courses
Yes
  • After completing the M.S., Japanese literature/culture students must take three additional courses in Japanese literature/ulture at the 700 level or higher.
  • Japanese linguistic students must take Japanese Linguistics (775) and seminar (933).
Specific Credits
Yes
Candidates must complete a minimum of 24 credits; 15 of the 24 must be in Japanese-related graduate courses; the remaining are chosen in consultation with the advisor.
Specific Credits
Yes
Candidates must complete a minimum of 36 credits beyond the M.A.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
For Japanese literature/culture students, a final examination is required.
Japanese linguistics students are required to pass two final in-class examinations on Introduction to Japanese Linguistics and Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.
Examinations
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Japanese linguistics students must complete three preliminary exams (two in-class or take-home exams and a paper). 
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Linguistics students are required to submit one substantial research paper.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Japanese literature/culture students: a dissertation proposal must be submitted within one semester of passing the preliminary examination.
Japanese linguistics students: three preliminary exams should be completed within one year.
Language Requirements
Yes
Advanced proficiency in modern Japanese is required.
Language Requirements
Yes
  • Japanese literature students must demonstrate reading proficiency in classical Japanese and one research language.
  • Japanese linguistic students are required to demonstrate basic knowledge of the structure of one non-Western language other than Japanese. The language requirements must be competed by the time the student finishes taking the preliminary exams.
Minor Requirements
Yes
Japanese linguistics students are encouraged to complete a minor in linguistics or second language acquisition. The 12 credits required for a minor count as part of the 36 creits required for the Ph.D.
Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
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