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Degrees & Majors


Doctor of Philosophy


The Hamilton Lugar School's Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Indiana University is dedicated to the study of this rich and diverse region, with courses and expertise ranging from contemporary politics and religion to literature and ancient philosophy.

The Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching and research at the college and university level.

Students in the Ph.D. program will attain a deeper and broader understanding of East Asian languages (practical fluency in two is required in some cases). They will receive specialized training in the research skills and theoretical constructs of a particular field. They will also become acquainted with the unique demands and joys of teaching, which requires breadth and inventiveness as well as expertise.