Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Our graduate degree programs offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in East Asian Languages and Literatures with concentrations in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and tracks in language/linguistics and literatures/cultures. Our MA programs provide broad graduate-level study of these fields, while our PhD programs offer advanced training for those who are interested in pursuing academic careers in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean literature/culture or language/linguistics.

Degree Requirements 

How to Apply

  • Applications are made through the Graduate Division. Graduate applicants must have a strong background in the language of study, at least equivalent to having completed a 4-year B.A. in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
  • Information about the application process and required documents that are specific to EALL can be found here

Financial Aid

  • We offer various forms of financial support to qualified graduate students, including Graduate Assistantships, Achievement Scholarships, and Non-Resident Tuition Waivers.
  • The University of Hawaiʻi is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Students from certain Western states may be eligible to attend UHM on resident tuition.

For more information, please contact Shin Fukuda (Graduate Chair) or Cherry Lacsina (Graduate Advisor).