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Degree Programs

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Undergraduate majors and minors in Chinese Studies and Chinese language are offered through the Asian Studies major and minor and Asian Languages and Cultures minor which are all administered through the Department of Asian Languages  and Cultures in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Masters in International and Regional Studies

Students interested in a graduate degree in Chinese studies at the University of Michigan can pursue an MA degree through the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS), which combines an interdisciplinary curriculum, rigorous methodological training, and international experiences with deep regional expertise.

Prior to the 2019-20 academic year, LRCCS offered the Chinese Studies MA Students who matriculated in Fall 2018 or earlier can refer to the CS MA program requirements here.

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of China.  A prominent feature of the LRCCS experience is the possibility of working closely with our outstanding China faculty; students are encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest. Graduates will be better prepared for many professional careers related to China as well as for further academic work at the PhD level.

Doctoral Studies at U-M

LRCCS does not offer a doctoral degree in Chinese studies. Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies should apply to the department at this University which represents the area of desired specialization and choose to concentrate on China within that specialization. Such academic units at the University of Michigan include but are not limited to Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, Economics, History, History of Art, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, and Sociology.


The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies awards a number of fellowships to undergraduates, graduate and professional school students in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. Application deadline for all fellowships is January 15 unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that all materials are received at the center by this date.

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