2020-2021 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Asian Languages and Cultures

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Asian Languages and Cultures


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2019

Admission Limited to

Fall

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose focusing on research interests.

Admitted Ph.D students who have not yet completed an M.A. in a related field must complete their M.A. in the department before proceeding to Ph.D. work.

M.A.: Students entering at the M.A. level are expected to hold a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline closely related to the proposed area of graduate study at UCLA, including a minimum of three quarter courses or the equivalent in classical Chinese for Chinese majors, classical Japanese for Japanese majors, or a minimum of three years of modern Korean for Korean majors; and, for Buddhist Studies, advanced coursework in one or more of the canonical languages of Buddhism .

Applicants must also submit an undergraduate term paper or comparable writing sample in English.

Applicants with a B.A. in another field or from a department whose requirements are less rigorous are admitted on the assumption that they will meet the requisite standards within one year.

Ph.D.: Students entering at the Ph.D. level are expected to hold a master's degree in the field or in a related field, and must submit a recent research paper in English.

Program Name

Asian Languages and Cultures

Leading to the
degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Admits only Ph.D. applicants.

Major Code

00A9

Address

290 Royce Hall
Box 951540
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540

Phone

(310) 206-8235

Email

alcgen@humnet.ucla.edu

Website

www.alc.ucla.edu