University of Michigan

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

Japanese Language and Literature


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PH.D., M.A.;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers the MA and Ph.D. degrees in Japanese language and literature. The program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in teaching and research. It emphasizes rigorous training in modern and classical Japanese, the close reading of literary texts, and the analysis of works in relation to the cultural and historical circumstances in which they were produced and read.


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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