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University of Southern California

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Classical Chinese literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Classical Chinese literature
Master of Arts (MA) Modern Japanese literature
Master of Arts (MA) Modern Chinese literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics
Master of Arts (MA) Modern Korean literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Modern Japanese literature
Master of Arts (MA) Classical Japanese literature
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Modern Korean literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Classical Japanese literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Modern Chinese literature

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
6
Accepted
6
Enrolled
16%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements BA in relevant field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BA in relevant field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

20
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 5%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 20%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 5%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gender, visual studies, multimedia, ecocriticism, second language acquisition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dominic Cheung
Chair
Email: dcheung@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-3708
Fax: 213-740-9295

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