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Chinese Studies, Master of Arts

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


The Master of Arts program in Chinese studies provides students with a solid foundation in the language, history, and culture of China. This specialized study and familiarity with research are intended to equip the student for a teaching career or for further scholarship.

Students in the program may opt for a thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option is strongly recommended for students who wish to continue their graduate studies beyond the master’s level.

Department Contact
Bernadette Y. Li, Director
Institute of Asian Studies
Sun Yat Sen Hall, Room 20
Queens, NY 11439


In addition to the requirements for admission to graduate study in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, students who apply to the M.A. in Chinese Studies are expected to have taken at least one year of Chinese language studies.

Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission