University of Michigan

College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts (LS&A)

Asian Languages and Cultures


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Asian Languages and Cultures Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate degree in Asian Languages and Cultures is administered by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Students with at least a B.A. degree and a strong desire to pursue research should apply to the Ph.D. Program in Asian Langauges and Cultures. Department faculty specialize in the areas of East, South and Southeast Asia, with expertise in disciplines which include cultural studies, intellectual history, linguistics, literature, performance studies, philosophy, religion, and visual culture. Students accepted into the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures may craft and pursue programs of graduate study in fields such as Asian film, Chinese poetry, Sanskrit linguistics, Korean history, Japanese literature, Javanese cultural studies, Buddhist Studies or any other combination of geographical area and academic discipline for which there is sufficient faculty availability and interest. All applicants must have proficiency in at least one Asian language and must demonstrate some background in the study of Asian culture. They must also exhibit a strong interest and background in related humanistic disciplines. The Department offers language instruction in classical and modern Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, classical and modern Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Thai, classical and modern Tibetan, Urdu and Vietnamese.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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