Certificate

The Center for Chinese Studies offers a 15-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Chinese Studies. This certificate is intended for UM graduate-level students in LS&A departments and professional schools, as well as students who have completed a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan or another university within the past 5 years. The goal of the certificate is to provide a program of study grounded in in-depth interdisciplinary understandings of China to graduate students whose academic and career trajectories require China-focused knowledge and training.

Application Procedure Applicants will need the following information to complete their application:

  • Program of Application: Center for Chinese Studies
  • Numeric code: 01943
  • Plan: 0370CGR
  • Program Level: Certificate

Application deadline is February 1 for fall term and November 1 for winter term.

Students in any Rackham program must submit:

  • Rackham Dual Degree/Program Application, signed by the current program's Chair
  • Current UM transcript
  • Statement of purpose that explains the applicant's interest in the Certificate Program and his or her background in Chinese Studies
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Language report

Up to 1/6 the total hours of the UM master's program not to exceed half of the certificate may be double-counted. Completion of the graduation requirements for both programs will result in two separate citations on the academic transcript and two separate diplomas.

Students in any non-Rackham or non-UM schools must submit:

  • Rackham application and fee
  • Official transcript from all universities attended
  • Statement of purpose that explains the applicant's interest in the Certificate Program and his or her background in Chinese Studies
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Language report (part of Rackham application)
  • GRE or GMAT, LSAT, MCAT scores for applicants from Professional Schools
  • TOEFL scores for international applicants

Funding:
Graduate Certificate students are eligible to apply for funding during the annual CCS Fellowship Competition. The application deadline is February 1.

For more information on this program contact:
Center for Chinese Studies Student Services Coordinator at 734.764.6308 or chinese.studies@umich.edu.