About Our PhD Program

The PhD program is a research degree that prepares students to teach and research in the area of East Asian studies.

All students receive a base funding package for a period of five years.

The time limit for the degree is 6 years full time for students who already have a Master's degree and 7 years for direct-entry students (students with a BA only).

The program consists of course work, language study, comprehensive exams, a dissertation prospectus, writing of a dissertation, and a final oral examination on the dissertation.

Please visit the pages below to learn more about our doctoral program.

Program Requirements

Program Timeline

Tuition & Funding

Supervision & Committee Meetings

Comprehensive Exams

Dissertation Prospectus